9,000 labourers sent out in 6 months

ABU DHABI — Labour authorities slapped the one-year ban on about 9,000 labourers during the first half of the year for violating various sections of labour laws and regulations.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Fri 15 Jul 2005, 11:43 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:43 PM

In the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the ban was issued against 1,806 workers for violating labour laws. Five of the labourers in Abu Dhabi were issued deportation orders for having contagious diseases while 20 workers were found guilty of non-compliance with labour contract.

According to statistics obtained from the Labour Relations Department at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, in the city of Dubai, 5,392 workers got the ban stamped on their passports for violating labour laws. Out of these, 272 workers breached the terms stated in their labour contract and endorsed by labour authorities while another 307 were got the ban for suffering from infectious diseases. Deportation orders were issued to 2,502 labourers while a one-year-ban was imposed on another 1,627 workers for violating the provisions stipulated under Article 120 of Labour Law No. 8 of 1980.

In Sharjah, 1,185 workers attracted the ban for committing violations of different nature. While 55 workers were forbidden from working in the country for 12 months because they did not abide by their labour contract, 130 labourers were slapped with the ban for having communicable diseases. Deportation orders were served on 924 labourers, and 76 workers were slapped the ban for violating Article 120 of the Labour Laws.

Labour authorities banned 244 labourers during the same period in Ras Al Khaimah for different breaches of the Labour Laws and regulations. Deportation orders were passed against 176 workers while 28 were slapped the ban for failing to meet the terms stated in their labour contract. Three workers were deported for suffering from contagious ailments while another 33 were handed the ban after being reported as absconding.

In the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, 31 workers were issued deportation orders while three were banned from working in the country for violating conditions stated in the labour contract.

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