Hotline investigates labour misconduct

Dubai authorities launched a new service for workers to report complaints about unfair labour practices
||Last Updated: 12/05/2005

A new hotline to protect workers’ rights is a hit in the United Arab Emirates with the Dubai Police receiving a number of complaints and dispatching teams to more than 23 labour camps to help settle disputes.

Ten of the calls that the Dubai hotline received since opening the phone lines on Monday were regarding delays in salary payment.

Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, is personally supervising the complaints from labourers and is working to ensure that workers in the labour camps receive their pay without further delay.