Hundreds of workers who have not received their salaries for over ten months now are waiting as labour officials have intervened to take measures to sort out the matter. Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS) in Bahrain has been keenly following up and trying to reach basic groceries for these unpaid workers who have no money. MWPS had visited these workers and had provided them with fresh vegetables. The organization thanked people who came forward and donated generously.
Speaking to Albilad, “The plight of these employees is really bad. They have not received their salaries now for up to 10 months and in fact, they are getting very little money such as BD10 and BD 20 which itself is not enough. Their accommodation is a stranded area where there is not even a small cold store there. They do have drinking water but there is not even a shop selling fruits or vegetables nearby” said MWPS Head of Labour Safety and Welfare Committee Katib Zuhair.
More organizations are shouldering the responsibility of taking care of these poor workers. A “Dry Rations & Provisions Drive" was organised by the Karnataka Non-Resident of India Forum in Bahrain (KNRI).
KNRI is an affiliate of State Government's Karnataka NRI Forum – Bangalore. The forum visited two labour camps after seeing the plight of the workers.
“Most of them were said to be in a distressed state due to delayed salaries and unemployment,” said in a statement.
The group distributed dry rations which were part of their Forum’s 'Charity & Humanitarian Programme'.
The Forum completes its first year of existence in Bahrain this month and the food programme was part of their gesture to mark this successful completion.