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UAE: Advance Facilities Management Co. allegedly delays wages to Nepali workers for six months

Nepali workers petitioned the Nepal embassy in the UAE after allegedly not receiving their salaries for six months. The workers were employed by Advance Facilities Management Company, and were left stranded after the company did not renew their contract nor their visas. 

The embassy intervened when the case came to light on social media and, as of 20 September, 120 workers had returned to Kathmandu; another 100 were waiting to return.

We contacted Advance Facilities Management Co. to invite them to respond to the allegations. Advance Facilities Management Co. did not respond.

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15 October 2019

Advance Facilities Management Co. did not respond

Author: Advance Facilities Management Co.

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20 September 2019

120 Nepali workers rescued from UAE

Author: Rupesh Adhikari, Online Khabar (UAE)

[120] workers have been brought to Kathmandu with help from the Nepali embassy in the UAE after officials talked to the worker’s employers to get their passports. The workers had been working for an Abu Dabhi-based company Advance Facility Management Service, without pay.

 Around 100 people are still waiting to be sent back home...

The workers had faced problems after their employer didn’t renew their contract, visas and stopped paying them for the past six months...

Around 69 workers had signed a written petition asking the embassy to help them [in July]. The embassy only started to speed up things after news of their ill-treatment started to appear in the Nepali media.

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