Construction firm will allow more than 100 workers to leave the country and return home after withdrawing cases
Bahraini construction firm Nass Contracting Company, a subsidiary of Nass Corporation, has announced it would allow more than 100 workers to leave the country and return home after withdrawing all cases filed against them accusing them of absconding from work.
The Indian labourers were legally barred from leaving Bahrain for six years after leaving the firm before completing their contract terms, which led to banning Nass Contracting from recruiting workers from the Subcontinent since 2006.
The issue prompted over 20,000 people to sign an online petition to send the workers back to their home country.
“We shall immediately withdraw all the court cases pending as of today such that the present runaway workers can leave Bahrain at any time,” Sameer Nass, deputy chairman and managing director of Nass Corporation told the Gulf Daily News.
The Indian Embassy said it will now inform authorities in India to remove the construction firm from the government blacklist.
The embassy is now in talks with Indian associations in the Kingdom to raise money to pay for the workers’ plane tickets home.