Nigeria 117 Indian workers denied salary by firm

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 23:50

Abuja: A total of 117 Indian workers at
Delta Steel Company PLC in Nigeria say they have not been paid
by their employer for nearly a year and forced to live like
destitutes.

The workers have approached the Indian high Commission at
Abuja and Ministry of Indian Overseas Affairs and other
concerned agencies in India.

"We are entitled for monthly salary, living allowance,
leave travel allowance and other medical and educational
expenses," a spokesman for the workers Dinesh Yadav said.

He alleged that the workers are being kept in the country
like bonded labourers without any living allowance and salary
for last 11 months.

According to the workers, they have no transport
facility, proper food, electricity, security or medical cover.
They said they were recruited by Global Steel Holding
from India and posted to Nigeria`s southern state of Warri to
work for the steel company in 2005.

"We are entitled for monthly salary, living allowance,
leave travel allowance and other medical and educational
expenses," a spokesman for the workers Dinesh Yadav said.

He alleged that the workers are being kept in the country
like bonded labourers without any living allowance and salary
for last 11 months.

According to the workers, they have no transport
facility, proper food, electricity, security or medical cover.
They said they were recruited by Global Steel Holding
from India and posted to Nigeria`s southern state of Warri to
work for the steel company in 2005.



First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 23:50

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