5 Challenges That Labour Faces In Labour Accommodation (And How We Changed it)
12 JUNE 2018
A blue-collar employee is a working-class person who performs manual labour. A blue-collar employee’s work may involve construction, manufacturing, maintenance, mechanic and another kind of physical work. This physical work makes them exhausted, in order to recover from this physical exhaustion, the blue-collar employee deserves to be treated well, which means when he finishes his work and goes back to his accommodation.
Labourers should get the rest, recovery & nutrition which they deserve to be productive at the workplaces. Following are a few challenges faced by blue-collar employees which we have seen since the inception of our company:
Imagine coming back to accommodation after work and you get to see the place looking and smelling bad. This is the last thing one would ever like to face especially after a hectic & tiring day.
This problem is very common in labour accommodation that is not well-managed. According to many labourers, “these were the issues with our previous accommodation.”
According to an article published in the Huffington Post, unhappy employees can cost your company millions.
At Servhub, we are dedicated to give your employees the highest level of satisfaction not only for their sake but we don’t want your business to suffer any losses. This is why we have a dedicated team of cleaners in each of our 13 labour accommodations located in Jebel Ali & Al Quoz.
Our cleaning team cleans the whole camp twice a day. We don’t want a few unorganized tenants to create problems for the rest of the workforce living in the camps.
Our cleaning team mainly emphasise cleaning the common areas like Kitchen and Dining Rooms or shared utilities like showers and toilets.
We also conduct pest control across all of our labour camps periodically, so that the employees can rest well in their rooms without the risk of any infection or disease caused by the pests.
Another challenge that employees face while living in labour accommodation is unorganized & under-equipped kitchens. The kitchen stove & pipelines should be connected properly. Some labour camps don’t have enough space for the employees to keep their cooking utensils and ingredients.
More than that, the kitchens should have enough space for as many as people to cook together, because if the ratio of kitchen stoves to the people living in the camp is bad, then the labour have to wait for their turn long enough, which may lead to the labourers sleeping late which will eventually affect their productivity.
At Servhub, we can proudly say that across all of the labour camps of ours in Jebel Ali & Al Quoz, we have a decent ratio, and in case of any problem in the kitchen area, Servhub has its own team of supervisors to resolve any issue. So your workforce is in safe hands.
The weather gets really hot in the Middle East region during the Summers. The temperature in Dubai during the summer season goes to 42°c on an average during this season.
In case of faulty air conditioning, the labourers have to suffer from the consequences of poor air-conditioning, which disturb their sleep pattern and that increases the chance of the labour getting themselves hurt in the workplace, & the productivity of a blue-collar employee in their workplace decreases.
Sleep is a major reason behind a person’s productivity.
We won’t be lying that our camps are magically perfect and exist in some fantasy world. Such a problem arises in our camps as well, but here’s what set us apart from the competition: Servhub has its team of reliable operation people and camp bosses. If any such problem exists our dedicated and reliable team makes sure that the problem gets sorted within the next 2-3 hours.
Many of the labour camps don’t have the facilities of having the availability of hot/warm water during the winter times.
It becomes a big problem for the labourers residing in these labour camps.
In most of the Servhub Camps, we have solar panels for the availability of both cold and hot water so that the labours living there can use it as per their need.
The Labourers here in UAE comes from different countries like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Philippines etc, leaving their family behind. Internet helps them to stay connected with their family members back in their respective home countries.
Many of the labour camps don’t give the facility of a Wi-FI connection. We make sure that all of our labour camps have the availability of the internet through wi-fi connections, so that they can use the internet connection to talk to their family, or just use it for their entertainment purposes.