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30 Jun 2020

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Migant-rights.org

G4S employees in UAE live on food donations

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At least a thousand employees of the security giant G4S... are relying on community donations for food and basic necessities in the UAE... Most of the workers were either terminated or had their contracts suspended in March. They have received no salary since March, and while they remain in company accommodation as required by law, no other amenities, including soap, are provided...

Workers whose visas have been cancelled are now being repatriated...

[Under COVID-19 regulations] companies may terminate workers or renegotiate their contracts...

It’s unclear if the suspension of workers contracts violates these regulations, as a temporary or permanent reduction in working hours and salary requires advance written consent from the employee.