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Economy, tax incentives & labor conditions
Trade unions has still not been accepted. Migrant workers are banned from striking.
Strikes and demonstrations occurred almost daily in the private sector during the year. In most cases it was migrant workers protesting about non-payment of wages and hazardous working conditions.
Migrants, most of whom come from South Asia, account for about 85 per cent of the workforce, according to the Ministry of Labour. They are bound by the sponsor system that puts them at the mercy of their employers. They risk deportation if they try to organise trade unions or take strike action. These workers are generally hired for three to five year periods and work in very harsh conditions. Problems over unpaid wages have persisted. Domestic employees, especially women, are often mistreated.
Ras Al Khaimah free zone, Sharjah Airport International free zone, Ajman free zone, Hamriyah free zone, Jebel Ali free zone, Dubai, Dubai Airport free zone, Dubai Internet City.
Main violations of the human rights and dirty money laundering
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