40 Filipino workers file complaints to the MoL

ABU DHABI — About 40 Filipino workers of a local catering company filed complaints with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) yesterday alleging unlawful dismissal and non-settlement of financial dues.



By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

Published: Mon 23 Jul 2007, 8:36 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:18 AM

The workers, who have been with the Abu Dhabi-based company for between four months and a year, have pointed out that the termination of their jobs was ‘illegal’ as they were not given the mandatory one-month prior notice by the management.

The general manager of the company told Khaleej Times: “Many of the workers who have been dismissed were under probation and no prior termination notice is required in such cases. Moreover, we have never delayed the wages of any of our workers.”

Meanwhile, the company’s general manager has assured that the financial dues of all the dismissed workers will be settled at the MoL tomorrow. He added, “We will clear all their dues and overtime arrears will also be given and return air tickets provided on Tuesday. Also, those workers who have completed a year in service will be given one month’s salary in lieu of the prior termination notice. The workers will also be provided No Objection Certificates in case they want to take up a job with another company and no visa ban will be imposed on any of these workers.”


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