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UAE: 500 Nepalis employed by French oil & gas giant Altrad strike to protest unpaid wages; Altrad did not respond

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Sucks being an indentured servant.  Can't get paid, can't go back home, no legal recourse.  Another reason to avoid working in the Middle East.

UAE: 500 Nepalis employed by oil & gas giant Altrad strike to protest unpaid wages; co. did not respond

In May 2020, 500 Nepali oil and gas workers in Ruwais went on strike alleging that their employer had not paid their salaries for two months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time most of the workers had been confined to their accommodation. The workers took strike action at the company premises and prevented other workers going to work. Workers interviewed by The Kathmandu Post stated that they should either be paid their wages for the time they have been kept off work or be repatriated by the Nepal government. In a video posted on Facebook about the strike the workers can be seen wearing AMBHertel uniforms. AMBHertel is the UAE subsidiary of France-headquartered Altrad.

We contacted both AMBHertel and Altrad with the concerns cited in the Kathmandu Post article, but did not receive a response.


Hey Altrad, when are you going to respond?



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