Dubai, Feb 17 (UNI) The Postal outlets in UAE have started disbursing private company workers' salaries on designated days.
At a time when the key postal services were almost written off with the advent of e-mail and cheap phone calls, the UAE has come up with new ideas like paying telephone bills and now paying salaries.
The workers of Bently Security&Safety Consultancy became the first group of employees to receive their salaries at Emirates Post counters. They collected their salary from the Ajman Central Post Office, as per the agreement signed between the Emirates Post and Bently Security.
''Over 100 employees collected their salaries from the Ajman Post Office this week, and another 100 will be registered this month,'' said Arif Al Rahma, general manager of the Bently Security.
''We are pleased that the procedure was smooth and our workers are very happy with the arrangements at the post office counters,'' he added.
More than 60 small and medium-size companies, having employees ranging from three to 6,500 have already signed up with the Emirates Post.
Apart from collecting salaries, the employees can remit money to their families overseas from the same counter. They can also instruct the post office to send a certain amount to their families and it will be automatically transferred on a chosen date. The counters also offer money exchange facilities.
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