GDN: A GROUP of striking Indian workers at a contracting company claiming they have not receiving increments for the past four to six years have returned to work.
The workers claimed they had been working on a basic salary between BD60 and BD80 without any allowances.
Company officials had asked the workers to join work by Saturday and those who wanted to leave Bahrain could stay in the camp.
"Since our demands are not met, we had not other choice but to join work," said one of the workers, who didn't want to be named.
"But there are other workers who asked the company to provide them air tickets as they want to return to their country.
"Company officials agreed to provide the air tickets in the presence of Labour Ministry officials and the workers will leave in 30 days."
A company official confirmed the workers had returned to work on the same salary and the others were leaving for good.
Meanwhile, 70 workers from another company also joined work after it paid them a month's salary. They had workers filed a complaint at the Labour Ministry claiming they had not been paid for many months.
However, a company spokesman denied the claims, saying they had proof they had paid the workers and that there had only ben a delay of a few months.
The company paid a one-month salary and pledged to pay another by September 25.