Monday, August 6, 2007, United Arab Emirates

They still wake before dawn in desert dormitories that pack a dozen men or more to a room. They still pour concrete and tie steel rods in temperatures that top 110 degrees. They still spend years away from families in India and Pakistan to earn about $1 an hour. They remain bonded to employers under terms that critics liken to indentured servitude.

1 comment:

oldboy said...

Very interesting blog indeed. The workers harsh work in Emirates is an issue that must be tackled more throughly all over. From under their arms they raise the big Q: if Indians and Pakistanis, won't do this cheap labor who else would ??