Striking Indians may face deportation
Thousands of striking Indian workers in Dubai have been told to get back to work by Saturday or face deportation.india Updated: May 19, 2006 12:58 IST
Thousands of striking Indian workers, involved in construction of prestigious projects in Dubai, have been told to get back to work by Saturday or face deportation.
More than 8,000 workers, demanding an increase in their salary, have remained in their camps for the last three days.
"The workers have been told to return to work of face deportation," an official said.
The Permanent Committee for Labour and Social Affairs communicated the decision to workers yesterday after they refused to accept the management's latest offer.
Workers are demanding a minimum salary of 1000 Dhs per month (Rupees 13,375) and an additional 300 Dhs (Rupees 3700) for food.
The company is willing to meet some demands, including payment for food allowance and compensation in case of accidents and increase salaries for those employed for more than five years.