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Title: ANOTHER STRIKE MEDIATED AND RESOLVED BY THE

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TELEGRAM                                           March 15, 2003


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From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1240 - ROUTINE)         

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

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Subject:  ANOTHER STRIKE MEDIATED AND RESOLVED BY THE LABOUR     
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UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 01240

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

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM: RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON: GARANA
CLEARED: ECON: TEWILLIAMS

VZCZCADI107
RR RUEHC RUCPDOC RUEHZM RUEHTU
DE RUEHAD #1240 0741401
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 151401Z MAR 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8854
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE
RUEHTU/AMEMBASSY TUNIS 0483
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001240 
 
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:  ANOTHER STRIKE MEDIATED AND RESOLVED BY THE 
LABOUR MINISTRY 
 
REF: A) ABU DHABI 941, B) ABU DHABI 1090, C) ABU DHABI 
 
1204 
 
¶1. (U) Seventy five expatriate workers went on strike 
and refused to return to work until they were paid, 
reported the local press on March 13. The laborers 
accused a contracting firm of failing to pay their 
salaries for three months.  The Ministry of Labour and 
Social Affairs investigated the allegations and 
convinced the workers to return to work assuring them 
that they would be remunerated. After the 
investigation, at the Ministry's urging, the firm paid 
the employees' wages. 
 
¶2. (SBU) Comment: This is another example of the 
generally benign attitude of the UAE government 
towards labor disputes.  Local press has prominently 
reported recent strikes by laborers in the UAE, and 
though work stoppages/strikes are not technically 
sanctioned by the law, government officials have urged 
workers to come to the Labour Ministry if they have 
disputes with their employers (see C). The government 
is also moving forward with legislation to formally 
recognize unions and clearly define their roles (see A 
and B). 
 
Wahba