Dima Construction in deeper trouble for renting labour

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Labour has recommended suspending the licence of Dima Construction Company and revoking labour cards of its workers as it had violated the law by signing a sub-contract with Hadid Al Emarat Company to rent its labourers without getting it attested from the ministry.

By Wael Yousef

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Published: Thu 30 Mar 2006, 10:32 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:49 PM

The ministry through its memorandum also sought to relegate Hadid Al Emarat company from the A category to the C Category, in effect banning the firm and suspending its transactions. A confidential source in the ministry justified the strict punishment considering the grave violation.

The violation came to light when a group of labourers of Dima Company staged a protest on February 22 over the delay in receiving their salaries.

Meanwhile in an effort to resolve the case, the ministry referred the case to the labour court. However, the representative of the Dima Company identified as Ra'ed, did not attend the reconciliation session at the court and the judge posted the matter for hearing to March 21.

The advocate of Dima attended the session where he submitted a petition requesting adjournment of hearing to 16th of next month to be able to negotiate with the agitated labourers but in a surprise, the labourers said that they did not receive any communication from the lawyer which reflected the bad intentions of the company.

Meanwhile one of the labourers who got an approval from ministry of labour to allow him to work in another company located in Sharjah expressed his satisfaction after the ministry reacted positively to their complaint. ''I am so happy from the strict action against the Hadid Al Emarat particularly its director general Aktham Al Dabas who used to humiliate the labourers and dealt with them in an inhuman manner, forcing them to clean the bathrooms of the company when they went to ask for their salaries,'' he said. Aktham Al Dabas is the same person who allegedly threatened pressmen if they published any news about the violations of his company.



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