Thousands of Indian workers are waiting for a plate of food in the mess organized by the Indian Embassy in Jeddah as a result of the dismissals in Saudi Enterprises especially in Construction sector. At present more than 3 million Indian workers are “trapped” in Saudi Arabia unable to cover their basic needs nor buy a ticket to return to their country 800 of them recently fired by “Oger” Construction Company.
In the same time, Saudi Workers which have not been paid for 7 months by the same Company demonstrated on 30th and 31st of July outside the central offices of “oger” in Jeddah. Their demonstration was so massive that all central roads were blocked and the police attacked the workers in struggle.
The World Federation of Trade Unions is watching the situation tightly and calls all the workers in Saudi Arabia regardless their ethnicity to unite their voices with the class oriented trade union movement.