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03ABUDHABI2323 2003-05-12 10:45:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Abu Dhabi
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LABOR MINISTRY MEDIATES STRIKE IN DUBAI

Tags:   ELAB PREL PHUM PGOV SOCI CVIS TC 
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UNCLASSIFIED

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                             May 12, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2323 - ROUTINE)         

TAGS:     ELAB, PREL, PHUM, PGOV, SOCI, CVIS                     

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  LABOR MINISTRY MEDIATES STRIKE IN DUBAI                

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 02323

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: ECON 
    INFO:   P/M AMB DCM POL 
Laser1:
    INFO:   FCS 

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: CDA: RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: DRAFTED: GARANA
CLEARED: A/DCM: TEWILLIAMS

VZCZCADI581
RR RUEHC RUCPDOC RUEHZM RUEHTU
DE RUEHAD #2323 1321045
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 121045Z MAY 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9923
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE
RUEHTU/AMEMBASSY TUNIS 0514
					  					
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 002323

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/RA, DRL AND EB/CBA
STATE PASS OPIC/OPIC INTERNATIONAL POLICY DEPARTMENT
FOR VIRGINIA GREEN AND HARVEY HAMBURG
AMEMBASSY TUNIS HOLD FOR FSI: OLIVER JOHN
USDOC FOR 4530/ITA/MAC/ONE/DGUGLIELMI,
4520/ITA/MAC/ONE/CLOUSTAUNAU,
4500/ITA/MAC/DAS/WILLIAMSON,
3131/CS/OIO/ANESA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ELAB PREL PHUM PGOV SOCI CVIS TC
SUBJECT: LABOR MINISTRY MEDIATES STRIKE IN DUBAI

REF: ABU DHABI 1935 AND PREVIOUS

(SBU) The local press reported that the Labor Ministry
mediated a strike between eight hundred laborers and a
construction firm in Dubai over the non-payment of
wages. The Ministry dispatched a team to review the
workers' complaint and negotiated a settlement
providing for immediate payment of a portion of the
unpaid amount with the balance to be paid in monthly
installments in addition to regular salary. Such work
stoppages continue to occur periodically in both Abu
Dhabi and Dubai, and though technically not sanctioned
by law, Ministry officials generally review non-
payment cases sympathetically. (See reftel). In
addition to these informal dispute resolution
mechanisms, the government is also proceeding with
legislation permitting the creation of unions.

Albright