99% of firms obey UAE midday break rules so far

More than 99 percent of companies are obeying the UAE's mandatory midday break for labourers, according to the Labour Ministry.

Figures released by the ministry revealed that out of 25,248 companies inspected, 99.41 percent (25,100) of companies are complying with the rules concerning labourers working outside during summer months, news agency WAM reported.

The midday break rule took effect on June 15 and will last until September 15.

Maher Al Obed. assistant Labour Minister for Inspection, said 148 firms had failed to allow their workers to take a rest from 12.30-3pm.

He said offenders will have the classification of their firms downgraded by the ministry, and will be fined AED15,000 for each violation.

He said that awareness campaigns had covered 17,296 sites to educate site foremen and supervisors about the rule.

The ministry, he added, was planning to conduct 30,000 awareness visits and 50,000 field inspections during the three-month ban.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: Mohammad Arif Chara


Can Labour deppt explain as to which sites does this law apply

-Only constructions sites open to the Sun ?
- Covered Ware House sites e.g. working in side ware houses in Al Quoz /Al Rashidiya etc ??
-Loading unloading of containers out side ware house partly in Sun and partly in shadow for short period of time ?

Thanks in advance

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?

Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?

Gulf kingdom's biggest builder appears to have pulled back from...

Basra's plan to build the world's next tallest tower: Is this the MidEast's most ambitious or most foolhardy project?

Basra's plan to build the world's next tallest tower: Is this the MidEast's most ambitious or most foolhardy project?

With Dubai's Burj Khalifa and Jeddah's 1km Kigdom Tower, the...

1
Dubai déjà vu? Buildings with international twins

Dubai déjà vu? Buildings with international twins

Lookalike architecture: We look at five buildings in the UAE...

1
Most Popular
Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking