By Neil Halligan
Reduction in number of strikes has been put down to the establishment of a helpline for workers to contact them
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.
Well Done !! Dubai Police You Make a Difference in Humanness .... Thank You ....
Well Done Dubai Police, for helping those in need.
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.
Great article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank form unpaid wages to fill out?