Monday, September 19, 2005

Bukrah, Insha Allah ([I Will Pay You] Tomorrow, God Willing)

Striking Workers Block Shaikh Zayed Road []

Hundreds of construction workers blocked Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai early Monday morning demanding months of unpaid wages and no clean drinking water, or water in their bathrooms.

A senior administrator in the company, who declined to be named, said the labour camp had clean drinking water. “We will pay May’s salary this week and June’s salary next week. But the workers do have clean water and modern bathrooms.”

At 63 dollars a barrel, I wonder why it's going to take them two weeks to arrange their backpay. Old habits die hard.


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