Bahraini Indians to get wages on time

The Bahraini company management has agreed to pay salaries on time to striking Indian workers.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 15:55 IST

A strike by 30 Indian workers in a Bahraini company over alleged late payment of salaries came to an end on Thursday with the company management agreeing to pay wages on time.

According to a report in the Gulf Daily News, the 30 workers, all employees of the company in Zinj, a suburb of Bahrain's capital Manama, agreed to resume duties after the company management signed a guarantee that all salaries would be paid in time.

The 30 workers, including some members of the administrative staff, had also lodged a complaint with the Indian embassy in Bahrain over this.

Earlier this week, the workers had staged a two-day strike in protest against the late payment of their April salaries.

Last month too, they had staged a weeklong strike following which their employer agreed to release salaries - ranging from Bahraini dinars (BD) 50 to 75 - for three months, four months after the first payment was due.

The workers had also alleged that that they had not been able to visit their homes in India as they were provided with only plane tickets and no leave salaries.

There are over 130,000 Indians in Bahrain, a large number of whom work as contract labourers.

First Published: Jun 02, 2006 15:55 IST