Labour ministry gets maximum complaints from Dubai workers

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Labour (MoL) received 2,211 complaints in July with the maximum of 929 claims from 1,317 workers in Dubai, according to a statistical report from the ministry.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

Published: Mon 7 Aug 2006, 11:32 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:04 PM

The July report stated that 3,101 workers had filed complaints against their employers.

Out of these, the ministry resolved 443 disputes and transferred complaints of 144 workers to the court. It reserved 337 claims.

There were 1681 complaints under investigation during the same period.

The workers filed claims with the Ministry of Labour over delayed wages (709 cases), accidents (7), protests (5), alleged absconding (266), visa cancellation (806) and others.

Abu Dhabi accounted for 500 complaints filed by 730 workers, while the lowest number of three complaints were filed at a ministry office in Kalba.

The report showed that the ministry found the solutions to 54 per cent of the complaints.

The report covered 10 Ministry of Labour offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah, Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain.

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