DT: Five of the nine workers who were not paid for four months by a cleaning and maintenance firm left Bahrain yesterday, after agreeing to forfeit over three months of their wages.
They also declined to file charges against their employer — who does contract jobs for the Labour Ministry — for non-payment of wages.
DT had earlier reported about nine men who had approached the Indian Embassy demanding their intervention. The men said that the employer had not renewed their visas either. They stopped working last month and said they would start only after they were paid their dues and allowed to go on their pending vacation.
The five who left allegedly told embassy officials that they wanted to go home even if they did not get their salaries, a source said. The other workers are still in Bahrain and are yet to decide if they will continue to work with the employer or leave.
The company Trymix Group Cleaning International Company in a statement earlier alleged that the firm lost contracts after the men stopped working.