Thursday, June 23, 2005

Dignity of labour :: Khaleej Times

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SHARJAH — UAE nationals, both females and males, should have respect for dignity of labour and not shy away from any job, however menial it may seem, Salha Ghabesh, General Secretay of Sharjah Supreme Family Council, has said.

“They should not refuse to work in minor posts and should know that working in a genuine profession, even if they are minor jobs like watchmen, cleaners, plumbers and electricians which do not require education, is far better than staying at home waiting for a high salaried job,” Ghabesh told Khaleej Times on the sidelines of a women’s gathering at Sharjah Ladies Club. “The council is giving high priority to the issue of employing UAE nationals in minor posts since the UAE youth should not be ashamed of working in such genuine professions,” she said.

“I know it sounds very hard for some young UAE nationals to work in such posts which they don’t prefer. But they should know that our Prophets and our fore-fathers worked as shepherds and they were strong enough to face the challenges of life without feeling inferior to others. What mattered to them was their contribution to their country and not how much they earned. The new generation feels ashamed getting into these professions because they feel these are jobs which don’t give them respect, and can be done by labourers from other countries,” she said.
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