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150 workers stranded in UAE without pay are returned home

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation steps in to help staff members stuck at remote camp in Western Region

150 workers stranded in UAE without pay are returned home

More than 100 workers left stranded without pay have been returned to their home country by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

About 150 staff members comprising mainly Indians and Bangladeshis went without pay for eight months at the remote Ruwais camp in the Western Region.

Some had only limited access to food and sanitation after their company, Emguard Electro Mechanical and General Contracting, went bankrupt and failed to pay their wages.

Now 72 Indians remain stranded as the embassy works with the company and authorities to resolve the issue, reported The National.

"In response to complaints lodged by a number of Asian workers who hadn’t been receiving salaries, the ministry will take necessary procedures to get workers their financial rights by way of monetisation of the bank guarantee amount,” said the ministry.

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