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Labourers protest over unpaid wages in Bahrain

It has been claimed that more than 2,000 workers have not been paid their salaries for the past two-and-a-half months

NEWS, Business, Bahrain, Delayed payments, Ministry of labour, Salaries, Unpaid salaries, Unpaid wages

Hundreds of labourers in Bahrain have reportedly protested against unpaid salaries by GP Zachariades Civil Engineering and Contractors firm.

It has been claimed that more than 2,000 workers have not been paid their salaries for the past two-and-a-half months.

The workers marched towards the Labour and Social Development Ministry from their labour accommodation in Ma'ameer on July18, Gulf Daily News reported, citing ministry officials.

According to Dr Mohammed Al Ansari, labour affairs assistant undersecretary, over 2,000 labourers took part in the protest.

However, GP denied this statement, claiming the figure was 600.

GP also denied claims that the labourers were headed for the ministry - instead stating that they were 'moving from one camp to another'.

Al Ansari said over 2,000 workers have not been paid their salaries for around two-and-a-half months, Arabian Business reported.

However, a GP spokesman denied this claim and said it was equivalent to 45 days only.

He added that late payments to the company from several private and government projects over the last few months was the reason for the salary delays.

 

 

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