Dubai: Strike rages on at world’s tallest tower in Dubai

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Thousands of migrant builders in Dubai remained on strike on Wednesday, including many at the world’s tallest building, the emirate’s construction giant Arabtec acknowledged. “The situation has not changed and the workers are still on strike,” Arabtec spokesman Ammar Tuqan told AFP when asked about the status of the firm’s 34,000 staff.

…He declined to go into further details but told the Dubai state-owned daily Emarat Al-Youm that only “around 1,500 Arabtec staff resumed work on Tuesday after a strike now running for nearly two weeks”. The company is “trying to persuade other workers to return to their jobs,” Tuqan added.

The paper said that the “whole” of the company’s workforce had joined the action for better wages and working conditions. The 512 metre (1,533 foot) Burj Dubai is still under construction but it overtook Taiwan’s Taipei 101 tower as the world’s tallest building in June.

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