UAE: Construction company ordered to pay delayed wages to 30 workers, hundreds stranded in total

Author: Rory Reynolds, The National (UAE), Published on: 12 July 2019

"Dubai construction workers win court case over unpaid wages", 11 Jul 2019

A Dubai construction company has been ordered to hand over salaries to workers who are owed tens of thousands of dirhams in unpaid wages. Actco General Contracting lost labour cases involving more than 30 individual workers... among 700 workers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh... allegedly owed between six and 18 months of wages... The National reached the company's lawyer who asked not to be named and declined to comment... The men have been stranded in company-owned accommodation in Sonapur, Dubai Investment Park, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi and are relying on handouts... Conditions at the camps in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah have been described by workers and consulate officials as unsanitary, with air-conditioning and electricity supply shut down several times... 400 workers have accepted the basic settlements and returned home... 60 workers would be headed home over the next week... many more are pursuing their wages in full.

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Related companies: Actco General Contracting Company