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5 Jun 2020

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Migrant Rights

As the economy suffers, even profitable UAE companies leave employees in the lurch

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Allegations

SECL has stopped paying [hundreds of workers'] salaries even as projects were completed or underway. The company began delaying salaries from June 2018, paying only once every four to five months...

"Employees, both those who have left and those who continue to work, are afraid to speak up, let alone file a complaint with MOHRE as they fear losing their hard-earned money"...

Emails from staff to the company from as early as January 2019 register complaints of non-payments...

staff are owed an average of five months unpaid wages and the workers two months, in addition to any end of service benefits... Many of their visas have also expired

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