Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Midday break begins today

The midday break for outdoor workers, from 12.30 to 3pm, begins today. It ends on September 15 so it includes Ramadan.

The workers will have been looking forward to it I'm sure, because temperatures are already in the forties celcius and yesterday's humidity was about as bad as it gets - it was around 95% according to weather reports.

The Ministry of Labour says most companies obey the law on the break but even so they say that 'over 650' companies were fined for non-compliance last year.

They've given a phone number to which any member of the public can anonymously report violations. It's 800665.

3 comments:

Susan said...

Lets hope it helps! These guys are incredible - I've just been out walking the dog and I'm a soggy wreck!!

the real nick said...

For me the mid day break begins today - when Argentina play at 3.30pm...

Seabee said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how they perform Nick, the other favourite teams have all performed badly - other than Germany, but as they had such poor opposition I'll reserve judgement until I see them again...