Noon-break awareness drive by Indian mission

DUBAI — With the arrival of the summer, the Indian Consulate plans to start an awareness campaign stressing on the need to provide afternoon breaks to Indian labourers.

By Joy Sengupta

Published: Thu 17 May 2007, 8:44 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:24 AM

The Indian Consulate, in association with the Association of Kerala Graduates, an Indian association, will be distributing posters and pamphlets at the different labour camps, detailing the steps that should be taken for health safety during the summer, senior Consulate officials said.

The campaign, to start from June, will continue throughout the summer months.

The Consulate officials will also have a meeting with some of the major UAE employers next month and will apprise the latter of the different welfare schemes for the labourers so that the companies can implement them for their workers.

Venu Rajamoni, the Consul General of India, said they would be working in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) in the UAE.

“The Indian Consulate is starting this drive. The Association of Kerala Graduates will be printing posters and pamphlets on the do's and don’ts during the summer. These pamphlets will be published in different Indian languages. We will distribute them in the labour camps," Rajamoni said.

He added that the campaign was in response to a call from the MoL to publicise information to the workers.

The Consul General added that if any person comes across a particular company which is not helping the workers or is exploiting them, they should contact the Consulate's office.

"We will pass on this information to the Ministry of Labour. They will take appropriate action," he pointed out.

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