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Indian migrant workers in Gulf countries are returning
home without months of salary owed to them
Rejimon Kuttappan
SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 16:38 IST
UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 15:02 IST

Wage theft — non-payment for overtime, denying workers their last pay check after
he or she leaves a job, not paying for all of the hours worked, not paying minimum
wages — is a trend that often goes unreported

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Haneesh Kumar P.B., an Indian migrant supervisor in an automobile company in Oman,
was told to resign on April 30, along with some 400 colleagues. In all, the company asked
around 1,400 workers to resign in phases, citing as reason the COVID-19-induced economic
crisis.
Haneesh, who was among the first to go, refused to sign the ‘voluntary’ resignation form
and insisted on being terminated so that he could get the attendant benefits. As per his
contract, if the company terminated him, it would have to give him either a 30-day notice
period or a 30-day salary.
https://www.thehindu.com/society/indian-migrant-workers-in-gulf-countries-are-returning-home-without-months-of-salary-owed-to-them/article32…

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