Midday work stoppage compliance hits 99.7%

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced 99.73 percent compliance for the midday break shown by 53,569 companies from June 15th to date.

Speaking on the occasion, Maher Al-Obed, Assistant Under-Secretary for Inspections, said, "The midday break, which enters its 13th successive year, is aimed at pushing health and safety precautions to the highest limits. Temperatures are unbearable during summer times in the UAE, and workers need the break."

"Records were gathered during company visits across the UAE by inspectors in 18 teams, "We carried out 53,712 inspection visits during the past two months across the UAE, and 9,324 advisory visits during the same period.

"There were 13,375 inspection visits in the capital, Abu Dhabi, 11,022 in Dubai, 5,073 visits in Sharjah, 8,047 visits in Ajman, 5,687 visits in Ras al-Khaimah, 2,728 visits in Umm Al Qaiwain and 7,780 visits in Fujairah," Al-Obed added.

The ministry said that daily working hours must not exceed eight hours for the morning or night shift, and overtime must be paid to those working additional hours as decreed by Federal Law No. 08 of 1980 on Labour Affairs.