Salem Al Qaseer: International Workers’ Day Celebrations Reflect Sharjah’s Bright Image

SHARJAH 1st MAY 2023 (WAM). The Labour Standards Development Authority (LSDA) in Sharjah has organized a four-day Labour Day Celebration in Saja’a Labour Park from 28th April until 1st Mai 2023 in collaboration with many institutions in the private and government sectors. To mark International Workers’ Day which is observed every 1st of May.

LSDA Chairman Salem Yousef Al Qaseer and senior officials from the Authority attended the celebrations, as did a large group of participants, both government and private sector.

Al Qaseer, in his opening remarks, congratulated workers and employers and wished them health, prosperity and safety. He said: “Our Labour Day Celebrations are in light of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi is the Supreme Council Member of Sharjah and Ruler. “Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi is the Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler and Chairman of Sharjah’s Executive Council. He wants to create a decent and attractive work environment for both employees and employers in Sharjah.”

Rare Celebration in the Region

He said that the Labour Standards Development Authority’s celebrations, which are a rare occurrence in the region reflects its CSR toward workers and commitment to promote human values across all sectors of society. The celebrations are in line with the Authority’s goals to create a distinctive and attractive working environment for both workers and employers. This is as per the directives of the Sharjah Ruler. We aim to improve the working and living conditions of thousands of workers by holding events like this.

He thanked the LSDA Partners from the private and public sectors for their contributions to the success Labour Day activities.

He said, “All of the workshops, educational, and recreational programs offered to workers by our strategic partners show the bright image Sharjah, and reflect the values of Emirati society.”

Participants in the LSDA’s Labour Day Celebrations included the Ministry of Health and Prevention; Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation; Sharjah Police General Command and Prevention and Safety Authority. Department of Islamic Affairs. Sharjah Health Authority. Sharjah Municipality. Bee’a. University of Sharjah. University Hospital in Sharjah. University Dental Hospital in Sharjah. Injazat.

Human Chain of Thousands of Workers of Different Nationalities

A human chain was formed by thousands of workers from different nationalities in order to affirm the equality and fraternity of all nationalities, as well as humanitarian dimensions. The massive human chain was created to convey messages of equality and friendship. The first-ever event is a great example of international solidarity as workers stood side-by side to highlight the importance of understanding and cooperation between cultures and nations.

Interactive Workshops & Awareness Lectures

A group of bilingual experts, in collaboration with the relevant institutions, held interactive workshops and awareness talks for workers, on various topics relating to health, safety and labour affairs. The aim was to increase the cultural, intellectual and health awareness of workers, to inform them about their rights, their obligations and the legal procedures necessary to protect those rights and fulfill their duties as well as to provide advice regarding the Labour Law. All these events were a great success thanks to the efforts of the LSDA in collaboration with partners in the private and public sectors. They reflect the positive image of Sharjah, the Emirate and the nation in meeting workers’ needs.

Mobile Dental Clinic and Free Medical Checkups

As part of its CSR towards workers, a mobile dental clinic from the University Dental Hospital in Sharjah provided free dental check-ups to workers. As part of the CSR of the University Dental Hospital of Sharjah, the mobile dental clinic examined Dozens workers at the event. Sharjah University Hospital, Aster DM healthcare and the University Dental Hospital in Sharjah also offered medical check-ups to workers who attended.

Enjoy Martial arts, yoga, and folkloric performances

Folk troops from India and Pakistan performed musical and folkloric programmes. The workers felt closer to the society and that it spoke the same language. They also felt more confident and secure in a society that doesn’t discriminate. Yoga sessions and martial art performances were also part of the celebrations.

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