Labour law violations by companies come down

DUBAI — Recent statistics issued by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) show that the incidence of violation of labour laws by private companies in Dubai and the northern emirates has come down, a senior official of the ministry has said.

By Mary Nammour

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Published: Wed 24 Oct 2007, 9:22 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:53 AM

Humeid bin Demas, assistant under-secretary at the MoL, also disclosed that the names of the companies found violating labour law would soon be posted on the web site of MoL.

The official informed that during inspection visits carried out last week at 775 companies in Dubai and the Northern emirates, some 717 companies were found complying with laws, while 58 were found violation the labour law. He added 85 illegal workers were caught in the raids, including 32 in Sharjah.

Some 85 inspectors took part in the inspections, which were carried out in the morning and evening times.

On the nature of violations, the official explained: “Some 21 people were found working on visit visas, 19 were working for those other than their sponsors, 17 people on free zone residency were working illegally, 13 domestic helps were working in the private sector, two persons were not holding any identification documents, and five were infiltrators.”

Providing further details, bin Demas said that nine illegals were caught in Dubai, where 42 companies were found complying with the law and nine others were violating the MoL’s regulations. “In Ajman, inspectors found 15 illegals and 105 companies complying with law while 10 were found violating law.

In Ras Al Khaimah, inspectors found 17 illegals; 305 companies complying with law only 13 violating companies. In Sharjah, 17 violating companies were found. In Fujairah, nine companies were found violating labour law,” bin Demas disclosed.

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