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16 Aug 2017

Rejimon Kuttapan, The Quint (India)

Oman: 800 migrant workers at Petron Gulf stranded without pay for 5 months

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“‘No food, no pay’: 800 Indian workers stranded in Oman tell all”, 11 August 2017

…[A]round 800 Indian workers…are stranded in an industrial town in Oman, without proper food, drinking water, shelter and valid work permit cards for the last few weeks…Additionally, majority of the workers don’t possess a valid work permit visa as the company has failed to renew it on time…The Indian workers were left in lurch by the company management by not providing salary for the last five months and according to the workers…Following the crisis, the workers had filed a complaint with the Indian embassy in Oman on 2 August and also with Oman’s manpower department…