Kuwait imposes midday summer break for workers in the open

June 7, 2011

Kuwait has banned outdoor work during peak summer heat of June, July and August.

The social affairs and labour ministry said that workers should not be made to toil in open areas between 11am and 4pm from June 1 until August 31, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said.

Typical summer daytime temperatures in Kuwait’s desert climate rise to over 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). Last week, the thermometer recorded 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 Fahrenheit), KUNA said.

Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE have introduced rules and mobilized inspection teams to ensure that labourers, mainly in the construction sector, are protected from the scorching summer heat.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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