GDN: SIX Asian workers yesterday claimed they had been left in a desperate situation after not being paid by their employer for the past five months.
They are now planning to file a complaint at the Labour Ministry on Sunday, saying company officials were ignoring their appeals.
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 that 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 to work since March and are currently staying in the labour accommodation provided by the company in Dar Al Kulaib.
"We have been suffering for the past five months as we don't even have enough money to buy food," said a worker.
"We are also unable to repay the loan, which we took from neighbours and friends in our countries to come to Bahrain.
"We have to depend on our friends in Bahrain to buy daily necessities.
"We haven't sent any money to our families who are depending on us."
A company manager, who didn't want to be named, said that it had no business for the past several months.
"It is correct that we had not paid these workers," he said.
"We have also cancelled the visas of some workers and sent them back to their countries.
"We are not avoiding paying their dues, but we will pay once business picks up.
"I can't promise to pay them within a week or two. We need to evaluate the accounts."