Bahrain: Striking hotel employees allegedly unpaid for eight months

Author: Raji Unnikrishnan, GDN Online (Bahrain), Published on: 9 January 2020

"Four-star hotel in Manama blacklisted over unpaid wages," 8 Jan 2020

Authorities have blacklisted a hotel in Manama after reportedly failing to pay its staff for more than eight months.

Around 20 expatriate employees... have allegedly not been paid since May last year, have registered complaints with the police and the Labour and Social Development Ministry...

the hotel management has ignored repeated summons since the complaint was filed last month...

The employees...staged a strike last week following which labour inspectors interfered...

each of them are owed between BD2,500 and BD3,000...

[they] have faced a number of problems including having power cut at their accommodation and not being able to support their families back home.

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