x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Jebel Ali labourers on strike receive payout

Labourers who downed tools in Jebel Ali in protest against not being paid may soon receive their just desserts.

 

DUBAI // Labourers who downed tools yesterday in Jebel Ali in protest against not being paid may soon receive their just desserts.

A crisis committee made up of authorities from the Ministry of Labour and Dubai Police says they have devised a solution to end the strike, according to state news agency, WAM.

"A settlement has been reached, whereby, bank guarantees for 360 workers who opted not to continue working with the firms, were amortized. The other 700 workers decided to continue," said an official source at the Labour Ministry.

The source also revealed that the two firms implicated in the wage dispute had been referred to the Public Prosecution previously, after they defaulted on the Wage Protection System for two months.

The labourers, from two firms, say they have not received a salary in four months.