Friday, March 31, 2006


CNN is reporting that the UAE will allow workers to form unions. It's about time!

Let's hope this is the first step to more justice and rights for laborers. God knows they need it!

1 comment:

Christopher Oldfield said...

We may be expecting too much too quickly and things are changing..

As late as 1951 slave trains passed from the Oman coast through Buraimi each year, en route to Saudi Arabia. According to Wendell Phillips in his book Oman Unknown; some 25 per cent of these caravans were intercepted by patrols of the Trucial Oman Scouts.

In the UAE, before 1960, life expectancy was around forty-five years.

Then in a blink, everything changed ...


PS You wouldn’t believe who reads your site.