February 9, 2009

20,000 Indian workers to be flown out of UAE

Tens of thousands of Indian construction workers are being flown out of the United Arab Emirates by their employers on bulk-booked flights in March, it was reported on Sunday.

According to figures gleaned by the Indian Consulate in Dubai from Indian airlines, a total of 20,000 workers from several construction firms are leaving next month.

They are either being sent back home on long leave, or are being redeployed to work on projects in other Gulf countries, such as Qatar, according to a report in UAE daily Emirates Business.


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