Tuesday, September 20, 2005

modern day slavery

hundreds of workers staged a peaceful demonstration on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Rd to demand 5 months of unpaid wages. The erring company has being ordered by the ministry of labour to pay up within 24 hours plus several heavy penalties. Well done...about time. Exploitation abounds..the construction workers are paid a monthly salary of 650 dhm average (about S$300)..working their butts out almost daily 12 hours under the scourging sun...and mostly live in
terrible conditions..i had seen it..
Back home, the only action we ever get to see is retired aunties doing pressure cooker demonstration in supermarkets!However...that said..the recent white elephant protest was a fresh welcome..keep it up! LOL!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Meng Fei said...

Don't blaf, ok! S$300 per month? even worst than Singapore?! Then I need to reconsider again wheather is time to relocate there or not.....

PS: You haven't reply my email....

7:49 AM

 
Blogger black feline said...

it's for the construction workers...i know what im saying..period.

12:58 PM

 
Blogger clayfuture said...

They work in deplorable conditions. A protest here or there and ministry takes action, to calm down the masses. Otherwise, it's business as usual. UAE has the highest consumption of water in the world, and these workers don't even have this basic necessity to wash up! How &$#%ed up is that!

2:33 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

the problem is very fundamental..the greedy landlords install water tank for a typical household of 4..if u are leaving in labour camp..each room occupied by 10 workers...i have heard and seen..part of my job really...workers returning midnight hours with no water for cooking and washing..terrible!

6:58 PM

 

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