UAE: Indian and Bangladeshi construction workers face withheld wages stretching back 10 months

Author: Ramola Talwar Badam, The National, Published on: 11 April 2019

"Dubai construction workers pursue employer over 10 months unpaid wages", 3 Apr 2019

Indian and Bangladeshi construction workers are pursuing their employer for unpaid wages... 900 men living in company accommodation in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah appealed to officials... The Indian consulate and the Bangladesh embassy have been working with labour ministry officials to convince the company to make the payments so the workers can return home... The firm claims it does not have the money to pay... The government has warned companies it will cancel work permits... if they fail to pay and encourage workers to report late wages to the authorities... "We filed a case in April"... said SK, an Indian carpenter who filed a legal case against the company last year along with at least nine others. Like many of the workers, his visa and emirates identity card has expired.

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