Indian labourers stop work in Sharjah
About 120 labourers, a majority of them Indians, have stopped work as they haven't been paid salaries.india Updated: May 12, 2006 15:21 IST
About 120 contracting labourers, a majority of them Indians, have stopped work in a mark of protest for unpaid salaries.
However, a company official assured them that they would be paid soon.
The labourers, who work for Swaidan and Al Nile Contracting Company in Sharjah took to the streets yesterday, said that they have not been paid for four months.
"The only solution for them was to stop work because they need the money to send to their families back home," a worker was quoted as saying by Gulf News.
Unlike two incidents in the past month, when workers resorted to violence, this time the workers left after an assurance from police that they would be paid.