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QUESTION NO.3566 UNPAID WORKDERS IN BAHRAIN

August 08, 2018

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3566
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.08.2018

UNPAID WORKDERS IN BAHRAIN

†3566. DR. KRISHAN PRATAP:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether hundreds of Indian workers have not been paid their salaries for the last several months by the companies in Bahrain;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether any action has been taken to help the said workers to get their salaries; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) It has been informed by the Indian Embassy in Bahrain that 350 Indian expatriate workers from the following three companies had not been paid salaries for four to six months:-

(i) M/s GP Zachariades Overseas Ltd.

(ii) M/s Orlando Construction Company WLL

(iii) M/s First Uniforms Company WLL

(c) & (d) The matter was taken-up by the Indian Embassy with concerned authorities. Part dues have been paid and defaulting companies have agreed to settle the balance amount.

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