Berhampur, July 31 (LocalWire): Family members of migrant workers from Ganjam district who are stranded in Dubai have appealed to the district administration once again for their safe repatriation.
After six labourers returned to their native villages three days ago and narrated the nightmare in their work place, the families of the still-stranded 12 workers from different villages in Beguniapada, Chhatrapur and Khallikote blocks are worried about their fates.
Some of the workers have also sent video clippings and spoke to their relatives over phone.
Geeta Polai, wife of Nabaghan Polai of Manikapur in Khallikote block appealed
once again to the district administration to expedite the safe return of her husband.
‘They have not been paid salary for the last four months.
The owner of the companyis also not willing to allow them to return,’ she said.
‘I have spoken to Mangulu Sahu of Sanaghati, one of the labourers stranded in Dubai on Monday,’ said district labour officer Chhatrapur, Sib Narayan Sahoo, on Tuesday.
He said they would write to the state labour commissioner and the district collector about the situation.
As many as 18 labourers from different villages of these three blocks in Ganjam district had gone to Dubai through an agent Kartik Jena, who took Rs 60,000
from each of them and assured a remuneration of Rs 35,000 per month.
But the labourers were not paid for last several months.
When the labourers protested and refused to work, the company suspended all of them.
Appealing for their rescue, the workers had uploaded a video on social media.
Six labourers returned safely after the intervention of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP vice president, Baijayant Panda.