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Artikel

24 Apr 2020

Autor:
Katie McQue, The Guardian (UK)

'I'm trapped:' the UAE migrant workers left stranded by Covid-19 job losses

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Bipul was earning AED 1,000 (£218) per month, working up to 11 hours a day, six days a week at the Pullman Hotel in Sharjah, which is managed by Accor...

Bipul’s final salary instalment and passport are being held by the company until flight restrictions are lifted... he is now stranded and penniless...

 most hotels are shut, leaving very low paid migrant workers... stranded in the country with no prospect of earning...

Accor is still providing its blue-collar migrant workers with food and accommodation...

“No redundancies have been made at Pullman Sharjah and Marjan Island Resort & Spa as a result of the possible impact that Covid-19 is having on business levels,” said Accor in a statement. The company did not respond to questions about salary levels and working conditions.