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Indian embassy in the UAE urges citizens to report unpaid wages

Indian ambassador said some citizens had not been paid for six to seven months

Indian embassy in the UAE urges citizens to report unpaid wages
Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian ambassador to the UAE.

The Indian embassy in the UAE has advised all Indian citizens who have not been paid their salaries by their employers to contact them as soon possible.

"All Indian nationals are hereby informed to report to the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi / Consulate General of India, Dubai of any instances of delay in payment of salary by the employer in the UAE," the embassy said in a tweet late last week.

The embassy issued the tweet in English, as well as in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, on its official Twitter account.

Following up on the post, Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian ambassador to the UAE, told Khaleej Times: "It is important that cases of non-payment of salaries be brought to embassy's attention promptly by the affected workers. We have seen a number of cases where the complaint was made after six or seven months. This makes it very hard for us as well as UAE authorities to secure the unpaid wages."

"We are working with UAE authorities to see if some suitable mechanism can be put in place to address such situations, because the workers are not the ones who should have to forego their hard-earned wages," the ambassador added.