UAE Q1 employee protests fall 50%
20 Jul 2011
(MENAFN) UAE’s Higher Committee for Labor Crises Management’s chairman, Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, said that compared with the first quarter in 2010, the number of workers’ protests in the country dropped 50 percent, reported Arabian Business.
Tamim added that in Abu Dhabi, protests in the quarter declined from 21 in 2010 to 14, whereas in Dubai they reached 10 protests from 26 and in Sharjah they went down to 6 from 10.
He also said that the number of visits to employees’ villages carried out by labor inspectors in this year’s first quarter reached 58 in Abu Dhabi, 616 in Dubai, 554 in Sharjah, 86 in Ajman and 7 in Ras Al Khaimah.
It is worth noting that most of the protests resulted from a delay in payments, no salaries’ increases and non-calculation of overtime hours.