June 18:Indians workers comprise 42.5 percent of the total labour force in the UAE and 65 percent of them are in the blue-collar category. This was disclosed by India’s Consul General to Dubai Venu Rajamony today in Dubai while making a presentation on ‘India-UAE Labour Relations: Striving for a Partnership and Win-Win Situations’.
The presentation was part of a conference on labour management in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries organised by Construction Week magazine.
The consul general said the UAE is the single important destination for Indian workers going abroad for employment. The UAE was followed by the Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia and Bahrain as destinations of choice for Indian workers, he added. He also informed that there is a 117.4 percent increase in the number of workers going abroad in the last five years. Courtsey: AIR