UAE plans 80,000 inspections for midday work break

An official from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said 18 teams have been established to ensure compliance with the midday work break that starts tomorrow

UAE's midday work break will commence on 15 June.
UAE's midday work break will commence on 15 June.

The UAE's labour authority has planned 20,000 awareness visits and 60,000 inspection tours during the three-month midday work ban due to commence on 15 June. 

The annual Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) programme bans any sort of work being carried out under direct sunlight between 12:30pm and 3pm until 15 September. 

Maher Al Obed, assistant undersecretary for inspectional affairs at MOHRE, said 18 teams from the ministry will monitor the level of compliance throughout the decided period.

"Three teams are formed in Abu Dhabi, two in Al Ain, four teams in Dubai, two in Sharjah, two in Ajman, two teams in Ras Al Khaimah, two in Fujairah, and one team in Um Al Quwain," Al Obed added.

"20,000 awareness field visits are planned to be carried out," Al Obed said, adding these had commenced around 26 May.

"The teams are ready to hit 60,000 inspectional visits across the nation to make sure all facilities commit to the law," he said.

An internal committee has also been established to receive any grievance requests and handle them with complete transparently and objectivity. 

"Ministry inspectors, will for the first time, deal with the smart inspections system, a new mechanism that would make it easier in terms of monitoring and documenting such violations," Al Obed added, according to WAM

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