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Indian workers strike work in Qatar

The workers, including many Indians, struck work and protested at their labour camp in Qatar demanding increase in salary.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 13:04 IST

Over 2,000 workers, including many Indians, struck work and protested at their labour camp in Qatar demanding increase in salary.

Saif Al Khayarin, a labour inspector, said 2,028 workers of an engineering company in the Doha Industrial Area were involved in Monday's strike, which he termed "illegal."

"They were demanding an increase in their wages since Sunday and refused to report for work yesterday. These workers were from Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt and India," the official was quoted as saying in The Peninsula newspaper.

According to a worker, the agitators included carpenters, plumbers and other semi-skilled and skilled employees who draw a salary of QR 690 (Rs 8,707) per month plus some nominal perks.