By James Morgan
Some of those questioned reported salary delays in excess of 90 days
More than one in 10 construction professionals have experienced disruptions to the salaries in the past 12 months, according to Construction Week’s 2015 Salary Survey.
Although the majority of respondents (86.5 percent) reported no disruptions to their wages during the past year, 13.5 percent reported their scheduled wage payments had been delayed.
The mean average delay of respondents who reported salary disruptions was 35.33 days. Six of those questioned reported salary delays in excess of 90 days.
The survey was completed by 220 construction professionals.
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Makes a mockery of The Wages Protection System which is very clearly flawed.
How can this be in a civilised society - average salary delays of more than a month and up to three months? Who is doing wrong - and why? And why are there no sanctions against the wrongdoers?
If the government watches the wages protection system, how can a company can delay salaries more than four or five months? Especially in northern emirates.