UAE: Over 23,000 workers get Dh261 million unpaid salaries

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More than 23,000 labourers had unpaid wages amounting to Dh261 million delivered to their doorstep this year, as their cases were resolved through Abu Dhabi’s mobile labour court. These workers had filed the complaints from January to June.

In one of the cases in February, more than 700 workers of a catering company received Dh26 million in unpaid salaries after the mobile court intervened and settled the issue amicably.

Officials cooperated with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) to end the year-long dispute between the workers and their employer over remuneration. The workers, including waiters, cooks, administrators and drivers, had spent months without wages as the company was reeling under financial crunch.

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In June this year, 733 workers without bank accounts were able to receive their pending pay at their accommodation without visiting courts through the new mechanism launched by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

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