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Bahrain: 300 employees of Bahrain Motors Co. strike to demand delayed salaries; includes company response

In December 2018, around 300 migrant construction workers employed by Bahrain Motors Co. took strike action alleging unpaid wages for a total of four months.

On publishing the Allegations Tracker of Labour Abuse Against Migrant Workers in the Gulf, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Bahrain Motors to respond to the allegations. The company reported that the delay in wage payments was due to outstanding payments owed by clients. In the meantime the company owners had since paid all outstanding wages, and ensured that workers had access to food and suitable accommodation within the company headquarters.

In addition, the Bahrain Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) had assisted Bahrain Motors in obtaining outstanding payment from government clients. This has remedied the cash flow problem and the company state that there should no longer be delayed wage payments to workers.