Bahrain: Authorities take legal action against Bramco for labour violations; company could not be reached for comment
Author: Raji Unnikrishnan, GDN Online (Bahrain), Published on: 21 February 2019
"Authorities step in to resolve Bramco labour dispute", 18 Feb 2019
Bahrain authorities have stepped in to resolve an ongoing unpaid wages row in a company...the Labour and Social Development Ministry...lodged its own complaint against the company over allegations it has failed to pay more than 100 employees for months...A top government official told the GDN that “due to mounting pressure” the company has surrendered 90 passports of its staff after they stepped in to resolve the case...“We found that some workers required to be transferred to Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) or required medications,” said the official...“These workers are living in an area where there are no amenities close by and have not received their salaries for months...[a]rrangements are now being made for those workers who wish to return (to their country), while they can hand over power of attorneys to their respective embassies to follow up on their pending wages..."
..the company which employs staff from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines, has been blacklisted by the government – and the owner, who is currently abroad, could not be reached for a comment.
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre attempted to invite the company to respond to the allegations, but the company could not be reached over publicly listed email addresses or phone numbers.
Related companies: Bramco Group