18 teams from Ministry of Labour to police midday break rule

18 teams from Ministry of Labour to police midday break rule

The ministry has tasked 18 teams to visit construction sites across the country and report workers found on site between 12.30pm and 3pm until September 15.



By (Wam)

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 12:48 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Workers of a construction site in Al Qusais, Dubai, rest during the midday break hours on Monday afternoon. — Photo by Shihab

Dubai - The Ministry of Labour (MoL) began its inspection campaign to monitor companies’ compliance with the midday break rule that came into effect on Monday.      

The ministry has tasked 18 teams to visit construction sites across the country and report workers found on site between 12.30pm and 3pm until September 15.

The rule is one of the most important initiatives launched under the directives of the wise leadership and Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour.

The MoL will conduct 60,000 field visits to report compliance levels and 20,000 visits to create awareness.

The inspection teams will document violations by filming workers on duty during the banned hours and sending them to a special committee for action. 


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