LABOR ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES- EXPO 2020
The purpose of this articles is to share light on some of the important guidelines regarding labor accommodation that companies working on EXPO 2020 projects are required to comply with.
Broadly speaking companies are required to follow all workers welfare guidelines as mandated by MOHRE and further enhance the living standards of workers as per EXPO 2020 guidelines. It will not be wrong to say that EXPO 2020 guidelines are a step ahead of the prevailing rules not only in the local regulations but also in the international markets.
This article does not cover all the rules that deal with the labor camps/ labor accommodation but will be useful in understanding the few important aspects.
|Sr #||EXPO 2020 WORKER WELFARE GUIDELINES||MOHRE WORKER WELFARE GUIDELINES|
|1||The area allocated for each person should not be less than 4 square meters.||The area allocated for each person should not be less than 3 square meters.|
|2||The maximum number of residents allowed per bedroom is eight (8), while observing the specified space area.||The maximum number of residents allowed per bedroom is ten (10), while observing the specified space area.|
|3||All mattresses, pillows, duvets/blankets are replaced, free of charge, every two years.||Not specifically mandated.|
|4||Different choices of food will be served to take into consideration cultural and religious background, dietary requirements and the need for a balanced and healthy diet.||Not specifically mandated.|
|5||Kitchen staff will be provided free of charge laundry service and provided at least two sets of work clothes.||Not specifically mandated.|
|6||Sports and recreation facilities such as basketball courts, football and cricket pitches, and gyms will be provided for residents to use in their free time. Such facilities can either be within the accommodation facility or free access will be available to nearby facilities.|
|7||TV schedules should tailor to the languages of the residents.|
|8||Free of charge laundry services are provided to residents and accommodation staff for work uniforms/overalls (twice per week), bed linen (once per week) and towels (once per week).|
|9||Where laundry services for personal items are not offered, they provide the accommodation unit with communal laundry facilities.|
|10||Employers will ensure twice daily cleaning of all cooking stations, food preparation surfaces, sinks and floors.|
|11||Employer will provide deep cleaning services for the self-cooking facilities every three months.|
|12||Hand wash include soap and hygienic means to dry hands.|
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