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Worker riots in Dubai

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In fact it wasn't actually the guys working on the tower that rioted but ones at the mall. Anyway, these problems are well known about in Dubai, there have been other cases, etc I will post some more links and details soon to other problems and aswell what's been done to stop them. The thing is that this particular case will be dealt with fast as has happened with previous protests but the thing is, there are hundreds of construction companies so this will take forever to stop.

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600,000 workers in Dubai being exploited as "slaves", says Human Rights Watch:

http://news.google.com/nwshp?ie=UTF-8&...20watch%20dubai

Passports are being taken away

$100 - 135/month slave wages

Decrepit labor camps on the outskirts of the city

Workers need employer consent to leave their job

Workers are in debt owing money to the recruiters that brought them there

Scores of deaths and injuries on construction sites

Wages withheld for months to keep employees in place

Hmmmm, interesting.

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600,000 workers in Dubai being exploited as "slaves", says Human Rights Watch:

http://news.google.com/nwshp?ie=UTF-8&...20watch%20dubai

Passports are being taken away

$100 - 135/month slave wages

Decrepit labor camps on the outskirts of the city

Workers need employer consent to leave their job

Workers are in debt owing money to the recruiters that brought them there

Scores of deaths and injuries on construction sites

Wages withheld for months to keep employees in place

Hmmmm, interesting.

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This is often what happens when you have too little regulation on a market... people are exploited, often in degrading ways.

This is interesting because, at least where I live, construction work is one of the better paying "blue-collar" jobs. Construction workers often make $15-20/hr. plus benefits.. which, while not enough to raise a family on a single income, is not bad for someone with little education.

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