Abu Dhabi: Indian Cultural Society, UAE helps needy Indian to return home

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Abu Dhabi: Indian Cultural Society, UAE has once again extended its helping hand to an Indian worker to return back to India.

Shawkath, an Indian from Bihar, came to the UAE in June 2014 with a dream and an intention of earning good livelihood for his family. He had come through an agent to work for a manufacturing company, as an accountant with all service benefits.

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However, upon landing in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Shawkath was forced to work as an Office Assistant with additional responsibilities of a store keeper. The owner of the company made him work for 12 hours a day without Overtime, sick leave or any other benefits.

To his surprise, two months ago the company terminated his services stating that his performance was not satisfactory. The company also forced him to sign the related documents or continue working for half of current salary. When he refused the offer, the company officials confiscated his passport and withheld his 2 Months’ salary warning him of legal action.

Meantime, Shawkath approached the Indian Cultural Society for advice and help. The representatives of Indian Cultural Society took up the case, they consulted the officials of the UAE labour office and Indian consulate office to clear the issue immediately. The relentless efforts of the Indian Cultural Society bore fruits, the Company Management cleared his salary dues and released his passport.

Indian Cultural Society Members, Ashraf Machar, Iqbal Pandeshwara, Rashid Bejai, Irshad Kaup, Hanif Montepadau with the support of well-wishers, arranged his Air Ticket and repatriated Shawkath.

Shawkath had no words to appreciate ICS’s help, and was extremely grateful to the association.
He conveyed his thanks to the team and wished that their efforts would continue in the coming days, and returned back home happily.

Indian Cultural Society, UAE received special appreciation and thanks for its commendable services of helping a fellow Indian.

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