224 firms flout Bahrain summer work ban
Manama, August 4, 2013
A total of 224 companies were found violating Bahrain's summer work ban last month, a report said.
Inspectors documented 517 workers working during the ban between midday and 4pm, according to the report in the Gulf daily news, our sister publication.
Labour Ministry under-secretary Sabah Al Dossary revealed that inspectors conducted 10,619 site visits between those times last month.
He said 87.89 per cent of the companies inspected had abided by the ban.
"This high commitment reflects employers' conviction to ensure safety of their workers which has a positive impact on productivity", he said, calling on violating firms to follow the law to avoid being penalised.
National awareness campaigns, co-operation shown by private sector establishments and regular patrols and field visits conducted by ministry's inspectors have also contributed to increasing the percentage of commitment.
He said implementation of the ban decision this year has not been limited to construction but included all economic sectors. – TradeArabia News Service