Salary plan on track for low-wage earners in UAE

Posted on May 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

With two days to go for the official launch of a nationwide salary protection system to ensure that labourers get paid on time, some companies are yet to comply with a federal government order to pay workers through banks across the UAE.

The federal order was to be implemented from January 2008 but some companies, have cited difficulties in finding banks which are willing to open accounts for low income workers as the reason for the delay.

Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour, told the Federal National Council (FNC) last week that the non-compliance forced the ministry to work together with the central bank to develop the new mechanism.
“The system will be launched on May 26 in a joint effort between the ministry and the central bank,” Gobash said during a council session.

More than three million low-income people will find it easier to open a bank account thanks to the electronic Wages Protection System, which will enable the ministry to monitor companies’ payment systems and create a complete database of the labour workforce.

Many employers, especially those with small number of workers, have said they faced difficulties in implementing the 2008 order.

Mousa Nasar, General Manager for Al Mu’tared for maintenance and General Contracting, whose 350 workers are still paid in cash, said: “We tried to pay our workers’ salaries through many banks but many of them refused as it is too costly to maintain these accounts.”

Arabtec construction, with about 40,000 workers, pays its workers through a financial service provider (Waseela Equity ), because it costs far less.

Shakil Rajguru, payroll manager at Arabtec, said it faced difficulties in training workers on how to use ATMs. thats one time Activity , Gobash told the FNC that strict action will be taken against firms which do not follow the new mechanism.

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Hello,
I am a “waseela” salary card holder, please i want to know from which all places and atm machines can i withdraw my salary in dubai.
Thank you…

Hi Mr Mukhram Ahamed,

Greetings , You Can Use Any ATM in the Entire U.A.E ,
If you use Waseela /S.C.B ATM , no Charges
Other Bank ATM’s charges Applicable.

Im a Waseela Card holder,can I used my Waseela card in paying in any supermarket as Im charged coz i didnt withdraw in SCB,so there’s remaining balance i want to used.Pls. reply.Thanks

Presently this is Srtictly Payroll Card Only allowed for ATM Withdrawals, But soon the usage of this card in Any Super market is coming.

hi…….
I am account holder of waseela bank i know any facility of india houseing loan. Of your bank…………..

the account you are holding is a Salary card account , housing loan for your home country cannot be offered, but local loan can be availed , we are launcing loan product by mid/end of april.

Hello Sir,
Is there anyways to change my PIN code from the default one? I don’t see any option for that in ATM machine.

request new Pinmailer write to support@mintinc.com

Hi
I am najmudeen Using waseela salary card
I need Three month salary statement
thanks
Najmudeen

Sir

Kind Attn

My freind is a wseela card holder ,showing Powerd by SCB,with a monthly salary of AED 750.On every time from his salary he is loosing AED 50 from his A/c as he cannot withdraw the Denomination of 50 from ATM.I would like to know how can he get the AED 50 back .
Kindly provide a suggessiion to get his money.

Awaiting kind reply

Thanking you

Shameer

Question:My freind is a wseela card holder ,showing Powerd by SCB,with a monthly salary of AED 750.On every time from his salary he is loosing AED 50 from his A/c as he cannot withdraw the Denomination of 50 from ATM.I would like to know how can he get the AED 50 back

Answer: you are not loosing anything, if your salary is AEd 750.00 , you withdraw AED 700 from SCB ATM & your account balance will be 50, when you get new salary AED 750.00 , Already you have balance of AED 50 + new salary 750.00 , now after your salary your balance will become 800.00, you withdraw AED 800.00 now.

so in any ways your money is always with you .


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