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UAE to offer delivery service workers 6,000 rest stations for midday break relief

Mon 10 Jun 2024    
The Brew News Team | < 1 min read

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced a plan to establish 6,000 rest stations for delivery service workers nationwide.

To facilitate access, an interactive map will be launched, aiding workers in locating these stations during the compulsory midday break from June 15 to September 15, 2024.

This initiative aims to prioritize the health and safety of delivery workers by providing them with designated areas to rest. It’s a collaborative effort involving MoHRE, the Roads and Transport Authority, Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre, economic development departments, and major delivery companies.

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Apart from these dedicated rest stations, numerous establishments such as restaurants, shopping centers, retail stores, and cloud kitchens will also offer resting areas for delivery drivers.

In a press statement, the Ministry highlighted the significance of delivery services, emphasizing the unique nature of the sector where workers are constantly on the move and tasked with timely deliveries.

This initiative builds upon a similar effort from last year, which provided 365 stations for drivers, especially crucial during the midday break period from 12:30 PM to 3 PM.

Under MoHRE regulations, employers are obligated to provide suitable shelters, cooling systems, water, refreshments, and first aid at work sites during this period. Any violations of the midday break regulations can be reported through MoHRE’s call center, app, or website.

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