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Abu Dhabi workers get $3.5m in unpaid wages

More than 1,830 people won their cases in the ADJD’s Reconciliation & Settlement Committees

Abu Dhabi workers get $3.5m in unpaid wages
Pakistani labourers in Dubai

Nearly AED13m (US$3.5m) was paid out in 2012 to workers in the UAE who successfully claimed an employer had not paid their full entitlements, according to Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD).

More than 1,830 people won their cases in the ADJD’s Reconciliation & Settlement Committees, receiving a total AED12.8m.

One worker received AED1.2m in financial entitlements.

An ADJD statistical report released on Sunday says 99.8 percent of cases dealt with by the committee in 2012 settled, an increase of 0.9 percent compared to 2011.

Of the 6,991 cases initiated, 1,836 (26.9 percent) were settled amicably.

A further 4,732 cases, 73 percent were referred to labour courts.

More than 6,800 new cases were filed during the year, according to ADJD.

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