GDN: SIX Asian workers, who claimed they had not been paid by their employer for the past five months, were yesterday promised their dues.
The GDN reported on Friday that the workers were planning to file a complaint at the Labour Ministry, saying that there had not been any answers from company officials.
However, they have decided not to file the complaint after company officials agreed to pay their salaries and air-tickets.
The workers, a Filipino, a Sri Lankan, a Pakistani, an Indian and two Bangladeshi, are employed by Abdulla Khamis Contracting and Trading Company.
They told the GDN they had no money to buy food and were depending on friends to repay the loans which they took before coming to Bahrain.
They said they hadn't gone for work since March and are currently staying in the labour accommodation provided by the company in Dar Al Kulaib.
"The company officials have agreed to pay our dues and send us back within this week," said a worker. "They were not specific about the day, but promised to pay us this week."
A company manager said they would pay the workers as they were gradually getting back into business.
Meanwhile, Helping Hands member Gita Krishnan contacted the workers to provide help. "The workers have no money to buy food, so we bought them groceries for a week," said Ms Krishnan.