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8 Nov 2015

Tasnim News Agency

UAE: Migrant workers protest for higher pay

"Migrant Workers in UAE Protest for Higher Pay", 09 November 2015

On Sunday, the laborers gathered and shouted slogans to demand a rise in their wages along a road leading to the Al Maktoum International Airport in the port town of Jebel Ali, 35 kilometers (22 miles) southwest of the city of Dubai. The demonstration came at a time that the airport is hosting the biennial Dubai Airshow. The event started on Sunday and will end on Thursday, with over 1,100 exhibitors and 65,000 trade visitors attending. The Bu Haleeba Contracting Company, which employs several migrant workers in the Persian Gulf state, refrained from commenting on the issue. Many foreigners, who are employed in the construction industry in some Persian Gulf Arab states such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, face exploitation and have little recourse to basic rights...