Labourers at Arabtec construction company strike for Dhs250 payrise

The action started at Arabtec construction company sites across Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Sunday morning, with some workers refusing to leave their accommodation. The exact number is unclear but it is thought to at least be in the hundreds.
Several workers at Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Construction Village spoke to 7DAYS about the issue. The Saadiyat camp was set up as a model camp with the UAE’s best facilities, with Arabtec as its largest client.
The workers claim they have approached management several times, seeking a raise in basic salary from Dhs750 a month to Dhs1,000, but their demands have not been met.
The action is not thought to be connected to any other working condition.
One Bangladeshi worker said: “Arabtec is a good company. It is only the wages. If they bring salary up to Dhs1,000, we will go back to work immediately.”
In a statement, Arabtec said: “We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible, alongside the Ministry of Labour and the police.”

Labourers at Arabtec construction company strike for Dhs250 payrise

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