200 ‘Asian’ workers on strike in Kuwait over unpaid wages

Protest in front of Ministry of Justice follows similar strikes in Saudi Arabia

Photo for illustrative purpose. (AFP/Getty Images)

Photo for illustrative purpose. (AFP/Getty Images)

Two hundred Asian workers have gone on strike in Kuwait after claiming that they had not been paid for six months.

Arabic daily Al Qabas said that the men protested outside Kuwait’s Ministry of Justice.

The newspaper did not reveal the name of the company the workers were employed by.
The news follows similar protests in Saudi Arabia, where construction projects have been halted or slowed and revenue has fallen. As the salary delays have worsened, frustrated workers have in some cases staged rare public protests.

Both of the kingdom’s two largest contractors, Saudi Oger and Saudi Binladin Group, have faced financial difficulties, leaving thousands of workers stranded in the desert as they wait for payments.

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