Guggenheim Supports the Appointment of an Independent Monitor on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

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NEW YORK, NY.- The leadership of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation supports the appointment by the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an independent monitor, which is an essential component of safeguarding workers’ rights and ensuring that the contractors and sub-contractors working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi construction site comply with UAE labor laws and TDIC’s Employment Practices Policy. To date, the Foundation has worked closely with TDIC to make demonstrable advances through the issuance last September of our Joint Statement on Workers’ Rights, which sets out the substantial rights that will be afforded to workers on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi construction site in many important areas, including timely, electronic payment of wages,