Workers on strike

ABU DHABI — The recent strike in Dubai by Al Hamed Company workers seems to have spurred their counterparts in other firms to follow suit and protest against default on their wage payments.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 28 Sep 2005, 10:12 AM

Last updated: Thu 15 Jun 2023, 4:08 PM

Protesters over the past 10 days have called for exposure of their ordeal in media similar to that enjoyed by Al Hamed workers.

In the latest episode of protest, some 150 labourers of one company staged a sit-in yesterday, prompting the police in Bani Yas to intervene and put an end to the situation.

Soon after the case was reported by the police to the Labour Ministry, the manager of Bin Fadhel Al Mazrouei Company was summoned and he promised to pay the protesters their June, July and August salaries.

An agreement between the company and protesters was concluded whereby the labourers will get their June salary immediately while the July salary will be paid on October 3. The company manager said the labourers would be shifted to a new work site in Fujairah.

According to labour officials, the company’s labour record is rife with violations prompting the ministry to suspend all its transactions.

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