Also on this day…

…the power went out. Again. and again. and again.

It’s on now, thankfully, but not for these folk.

SHARJAH // About 200 construction workers went on strike yesterday as the emirateโ€™s power cuts and brownouts continued into their fourth week.

The staff employed by the Karam Construction Company abandoned work for four hours to protest against conditions at their accommodation in the Sajja industrial area, which has been without electrical lighting or air conditioning for five days.

And while I rather enjoy the heat of the summer–yes, even this summer, where the humidity makes it 20 degrees hotter–I have the option of AC. And lights, phone and internet, television, stove, microwave and fridge.

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