Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Good news: Foreign workers in Mideast, OFWs included, to benefit from new lunch break rule

The Ministry of Labour today began its inspection campaigns to monitor midday break compliance with 18 teams across the country who will report labourers found on site between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm until September 15th.
The campaign, now in its eleventh year, confirms the ministry’s commitment towards labour rights through ensuring their safety and health, providing a suitable and safe environment, is one of the most prominent and important initiatives launched under the directives of the Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, and the UAE’s wise leadership, that handles preventive measures to protect workers from the risks of working under direct sunlight with extreme high temperatures.
The ministry earlier this month began implementation of campaigns to raise awareness among employers and workers on the importance of the decision which aims to achieve high rates of risk prevention, also providing water and cold juices during resting periods.
The MoL aims to instigate 60,000 field visits to report compliance levels across the nation and 20,000 field visit with educational purposes.
The inspection teams will document violations by filming workers on duty during the banned times and reporting the images to a committee to take proper action against owners.
The ministry urges the public to take any necessary measures to follow up on these issues by reporting such cases by calling its toll-free number or through the ministry’s application on smart phones.


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