UAE orders employers to house low-paid workers

The UAE and other oil-rich Gulf states are often criticised by human rights groups for their treatment of expatriate labourersThe United Arab Emirates has ordered employers to offer free accommodation to workers paid $540 or less per month, in the latest move in the Gulf to address alleged abuses of migrant labour. South Asians, who make up a large proportion of the UAE’s foreign workforce, will be the main beneficiaries. The UAE and other oil-rich Gulf states are often criticised by human rights groups for their treatment of expatriate labourers.

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