Bahrain starts mid-day siesta to protect workers from the heat

Bahrain starts mid-day siesta to protect workers from the heat

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Bahrain workers get a reprieve from the sun between 12 and 4.

Saudi pilgrims on Hajj died last month from a catastrophic heat wave. The Middle East is so scorching it virtually doesn’t appear doable to maintain life there, sustainably. Yet it retains constructing and discovering extra oil wells to maintain the planet on monitor for heating up.

The Middle East additionally has a poor monitor report for employee’s rights. Luckily these in Bahrain will get an outside work siesta throughout noon beginning Monday, July 1. Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan mentioned that this measure has considerably improved employee well being and productiveness, aligning with Bahrain’s dedication to protected working circumstances and worldwide labor requirements.

The ban runs from 12pm to 4pm and goals to guard employees from the extraordinary afternoon warmth which is insufferable even within the shade.

In Middle East nations like Qatar greater than 6500 international employees have died because the World Cup was hosted there. Some sources counsel this is likely to be underestimated and that the numbers of undocumented employees dying is probably going a lot larger. Qatar has been blamed by UK media for practices of modern day slavery.