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Nepali Labourers Strike in Saudi

On March 25, 2010

Thirty Nepali cleaners have gone on strike at King Abdulalziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia over poor working conditions and unpaid wages, according to this article in Maktoob Business.

The workers, who have been protesting since Feb 8th, say that their passports have been confiscated, and that they want to return to Nepal. They report that they were being housed in an overcrowded building where 200 workers were already living.

A court issued a notice to the employer after the Nepali Embassy became involved in the case in January, but when the court served a notice the employer reportedly ripped it up.