Dubai firms find AC buses ‘too expensive’ for workers

Despite having laws that make it mandatory for employers to provide high standard buses for workers, many construction companies fail to offer air-conditioned rides for them.

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Despite having laws that make it mandatory for employers to provide high standard buses for workers, many construction companies fail to offer air-conditioned rides for them.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation stresses that Cabinet Decree No. (13) 2009 concerning the adoption of common standards for collective housing and related services also addresses transportation standards and vehicle safety for workers. Clause No. (9) made it mandatory for employers to provide air-conditioned vehicle.

However, a number of site and service managers told Khaleej Times that air-conditioned buses are more expensive to lease, and companies often go with the cheaper option. More info

By Sherouk Zakaria  www.khaleejtimes.com

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