Around 200 Indian workers in the UAE are set to receive their salaries and return home, reports said.
The Indians are among 300 workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Egypt who were employed with the Al Wasita Emirates Catering Services and did not receive their salaries for months.
“The issue will be resolved shortly. They will receive their unpaid salaries, air tickets and visa cancellation done hopefully in the next week or so,” Pooja Vernekar, first secretary (community affairs), Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said.
The workers said that they had been hearing for a long time that things will be sorted out and only since the Indian Embassy confirmed the news had they been given hope of getting their money.
The majority of the Indian workers, who are from Kerala, were happy they would return home in time for Onam.