Ministry helps10,500 workers get back their dues

ABU DHABI, 15th October, 2016 (WAM) — The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has helped recover financial dues owed to 10,500 workers, which is 2.6 percent of the total 409,000 workers, visited by General Inspectors since the beginning of the year until September.

The teams visited 598 establishments, 740 labour accommodations and 870 worksites across the UAE.

Maher Al-Obed, Assistant Under-Secretary for Inspection Affairs, said, that the general inspectors comprising 12 teams, unearthed a variety of violations within 122 facilities, which included wage non-compliance, salary delays, avoidance of overtime payments and disrespect of public holidays attendance compensations.

The inspection visits are aimed at raising awareness among business owners, specifically those employing over 50 workers, to provide labour accommodations as per a recent decree. Owners and workers were informed about labour legislations and their responsibilities.