Salaries paid to 100 striking expatriate workers in Bahrain

Published:  19 Mar at 3 PM
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Over 100 Pakistani, Filipino and Indian workers of Mercury Middle East, who took action and went on strike due to not being paid their salaries, have finally been given their wages after diplomats and labor officials intervened.

Gulf Daily News reported that outstanding salaries were paid to the workers, which had been on strike since 28th February. It was also mentioned that last Wednesday, an embassy official from India refused to leave the workers accommodation until they were paid.

The Bahrian Bay, a Four Seasons hotel project by Six Construct who are based in Dubai, sub-contracted the work to Mercury Middle East. Six Construct was blamed by a Mercury representative for the delayed payments as they are still waiting for payment from the Dubai firm.

According to Six Construct, the grievances of the workers should be the responsibility of Mercury Middle East. The managing director of Six Construct said that Mercury had misused their company name.

Meanwhile, Bahrian’s labor ministry has launched an investigation regarding the non-payment of 125 Pakistani, Filipino and Indian mechanical and electrical staff. Sabah al-Dossary, the ministry’s under secretary, said that their inspectors have contacted the employers and discussed issues with the workers during a recent visit to the labor camp.
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