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Blue Collar

Describing an employee or occupation marked by skilled labor, especially manual labor earning an hourly wage. Examples of industries requiring blue collar workers include manufacturing, mining, and truck driving, among many others. The term is often used to describe a culture influenced by or an area populated largely with blue collar workers. Developed countries have seen a decline in blue collar occupations to developing countries, where labor is less expensive.
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"In all sectors, blue-collar workers provide innovative ideas to their supervisors, which never get reported.
About 60 per cent of the ten teams comprised labourers and blue-collar workers - all Odia expats - who not only dedicated their weekends for the Odisha Cup that started about two months ago, but also pooled Dh1,000 (per team) to get their logos, colourful cricket jerseys similar to professional cricketers.
Summary: Inspired by the unique awareness drive, several blue-collar workers made their donations for the displaced refugee children.
The initiative helps blue-collar workers read and speak good English.
Smart Life Foundation, which organises various projects for the welfare of blue-collar workers, has sought volunteers to support its project Sapna, which targets to educate workers' children.
"There are more than half a million blue-collar workers in Dubai and we want to ensure they are living in proper conditions," Bin Surour said, adding that the PCLA regularly investigates the 150,000 rooms designated for blue-collar workers, ensuring they meet hygiene and safety standards.
This is what a selfless gesture of Indian blue-collar workers has shown us in Dubai.
Historically, trade unions have mobilised blue-collar workers. White-collar workers did not see the need to join or form unions as they did not face the issues that affected blue-collar workers.
Right Health, which has 57 medical facilities across the four emirates and Al Ain, said the initiative was aimed at increasing health-awareness among blue-collar workers and motivate them to adopt wholesome a healthier lifestyle.
Surging wages for blue-collar workers has played the primary role in narrowing the gap.
Further observation is needed for those with work-related problems - typically middle-aged male blue-collar workers with low education and a high burden of comorbidities such as obesity, smoking, and diabetes.
"We offer free registration for around 250 blue-collar workers as part of our CSR initiative, giving them the opportunity to be part of the run and learn about healthy living," Meherunisa, event director of Team Sports UAE, told Gulf News.