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Thousands of workers enjoy Iftar in Sharjah’s Sajaa Labour Park


Workers break their Iftar in Sajaa Labour Park.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

Over 4,500 workers from different areas have been enjoying Iftar meals arranged by the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah (LSDA) in Sajaa Labour Park.

The authority has been holding Ramadan Iftar events in its Ramadan tents, where daily thousands of workers break their fast.

Awareness lectures in worker’s languages were given by community police as well as preachers in the tents, hosted by the Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah.

On this occasion, LSDA Chairman Salem Yousef Al Qaseer said: "The workers' Ramadan events and tents are among the most prominent labour initiatives by the labour Standards Development Authority. This initiative reflects the authority's commitment to hold social activities for workers. The Ramadan tent shows solidarity between workers and employers, and strengthens communications among the various segments of the society, especially during the holy month of Ramadan."

He added: "Through these initiatives, we look forward to strengthening communications with workers, as instructed by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah who supports workers."

Al Qaseer also extended his sincere thanks to the LSDA’s strategic partners, who sponsored and supported this initiative.

The official said: "We value the efforts of our partners for their efforts and sincere cooperation with us in promoting Ramadan virtues.” He urged the private establishments to take the initiative of organising such events for workers, in order to strengthen the relationship with them and contribute to providing a decent work environment in Sharjah.

The Labour Park in Sajaa Industrial Area in Sharjah was opened to entertain the workers at the end of their daily work without having to leave their areas.

The park reflects the interest of the Sharjah in the wellbeing of workers.

Recently, a community initiative called “Ramadan Bazaar” was launched aiming to support orphans in the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai and the Dubai Charity Association.

The initiative is by Dubai Custom and a portion of the bazaar's sales revenue will be dedicated to orphans.

Several executive directors and department heads from Dubai Customs, as well as a delegation from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai attended the opening ceremony.

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