75 Bangladeshi workers in UAE to get unpaid wages

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 22:02, Sep 10, 2019 | Updated : 22:32, Sep 10, 2019

As many as 75 Bangladeshis workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are likely to receive their unpaid salaries and return home, a media report said.
The Bangladeshi workers are among the 300 workers also from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Egypt who were employed with the Al Wasita Emirates Catering Services and did not receive their payments for months, the Khaleej Times reported on Monday (Sept 9).
"The issue should be resolved shortly. They will receive their unpaid salaries, air tickets and visa cancellation done hopefully in the next week or so," Pooja Vernekar, first secretary (community affairs), Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, was quoted as saying by the daily.
The confirmation came as a relief to these distressed workers who have been living in the country's southwest industrial district of Mussafah for months, according to the Khaleej Times.
"We have been hearing this for a while - that things will be sorted out. The mental stress we are facing without food to eat and money to send home is unexplainable. Since the Indian Embassy has confirmed this, we are hopeful. Insha Allah, I hope this is true," an Asian worker was quoted as saying.
More than 2.3 million Bangladeshis have gone to work in the UAE, the second-largest destination for them after Saudi Arabia, since 1976, according to the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training.