Workers at the Ruwais industrial area, most of them Indians,
in Abu Dhabi have called off a strike following assurances
by Indian mission officials.
6,000 protesting workers from two labour camps in the
Ruwais industrial area took to the streets demanding higher
salary and better living conditions. Riot police had to
be called after more than 5,000 workers went on a rampage
damaging buses and furniture inside a labour camp, reports
striking workers demanded that the company must increase
their wages and provide them with better food inside the
also complained that their monthly package does not include
payment for Friday, a Gulf Today report said.
of us are in frustrated mood because we are being paid
very less salaries. The standard of living inside the
labour camps is bad," the report quoted on worker
are not provided with good food and the company does not
pay us according to labour laws of the UAE," he said.
labourers have asked the company to raise the salary by
DHS5 (approx $1.36) per day.