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Indian consulate succour to workers in Dubai

Two hundred workers in Dubai have not been paid wages for the past three months by their employer.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 16:49 IST

About 200 Indian workers in Dubai, who have not been paid wages for the past three months by their employer, will receive food and other emergency assistance from the Indian Consulate.

Indian Consul General in Dubai, Yash Kumar Sinha, met representatives of the workers, who were hired by a contracting firm, on Thursday and offered them all necessary assistance.

"The consulate decided to provide food to the workers... For all the emergency needs also we will render all the help," Sinha aid.

He said consulate officials are in touch with the company's owner and have asked him to pay the money to the workers at the earliest.

"The labourers informed the consulate officials that the cheques issued to them by the company had bounced," Sinha was quoted as saying in the media.

He said the Indian Consulate Welfare Committee will provide all help including medical assistance to the workers.

First Published: Jan 13, 2006 16:49 IST