Revealed: Dubai Police helped workers recover $67m in unpaid wages

Reduction in number of strikes has been put down to the establishment of a helpline for workers to contact them

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Dubai Police helped workers in the emirate recover $6.35 million in unpaid wages over a period of 15 months, according to statics released this week.

The Temporary Workers Monitoring Section at Dubai Police’s Human Rights department said that $490,000 was recovered in the first three months of this year, and during the past six years it has recovered a total of $67 million for workers, according to the report in Khaleej Times.

The number of strikes by workers during 2014 totalled 35, compared with 87 in 2010. Dubai Police dealt with 12 protests during the first three months of this year, most of which were related to pay disputes.

Dr Mohammed Al Murr, director of the General Department of Human Rights, told the newspaper that the drop in strikes was because Dubai Police established a helpline for workers to contact them. The helpline saw a 40 percent rise in calls between 2013 and 2014 (from 1,007 to 1,405).

“This rise is a good indicator as complaints help us in assisting and solving disputes,” said Dr Al Murr.

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.

NOTE: Comments posted on arabianbusiness.com may be printed in the magazine Arabian Business

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: Elie

Great article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank form unpaid wages to fill out?

Posted by: George

Bravo to the Police of Dubai. This really makes a difference to the rest of the countries. I am really impressed and Keep up the good work. This is Human understanding and respect and definitely equality.

Posted by: Veronica Chapman

Well Done Dubai Police, for helping those in need.

Posted by: Viren Amara

Well Done !! Dubai Police You Make a Difference in Humanness .... Thank You ....

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
The Al Thanis are Qatar's power family

The Al Thanis are Qatar's power family

New research sheds light on the overwhelming influence of the...

Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf

Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf

Legal firm DLA Piper’s Middle East business recorded 10 percent...

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

Clerics and many citizens still consider it all very sinful,...

Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking