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05 October 2023

Most workers want noon work ban

By Staff

Most workers in the UAE want authorities to extend a midday work ban during the scorching summer season from two to three months, according to a poll conducted by the Ministry of Labour.

More than 15,000 respondents took part in the poll which was conducted by the Ministry on its website within a policy to curb job accidents and ensure protection of workers at open construction sites.

The Ministry of Labour has enforced a two-month mid day work ban during summer over the past few years, extending from July 15 to September 15 between 12.30 and 3.00 pm during work days.

The survey showed nearly 11,340 respondents favour an extension of the period to three months from June 15 to September 15.

The Ministry of Labour did not make clear whether the poll results mean it would take a decision to extend the work ban during next summer.