Poster campaign on sunstroke launched

DUBAI — Some 220 companies in the UAE have so far been penalised for flouting the midday break law this year, a top Ministry of Labour (MoL) official said yesterday.

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Published: Tue 31 Jul 2007, 9:08 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:24 AM

Ahmed Kajoor, assistant under-secretary of MoL, disclosed this while attending a function to release an information poster on sunstroke at the Consulate General of India yesterday.

The official further disclosed that violations of the midday break rule by companies had witnessed a significant decrease this year compared to the past years.

“The MoL has been carrying out regular inspections at the work sites to ensure that the midday break rule is strictly adhered to. Companies are aware that they will face stringent action for flouting the law,” he said.

Kajoor urged more institutions to come forward to take part in the process of creating awareness among the labourers on different issues.

Venu Rajamony, Indian consul general in Dubai said: “This poster campaign will help labourers know more about sunstroke and its effects. The MoL is doing a great job to save the workers from the scorching heat by stipulating and implementing the midday break rule.”

The information posters on sunstroke, prepared in four languages (Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and English), were handed over to various company representatives at the function.

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