This is to bring in to your notice about the situation of Staff and Labor working in D.S Constructions, a company operating in Libya for the past 30 years. I would like to withhold my name as I am aware of the consequence that may arise due to the same.
The recruitment process for the company is done through their Delhi HR office and as per my knowledge they have sub agents in Orissa and West Bengal and Tamilnadu from where mass recruitments have been done for the labors.
The company atmosphere in Libya was terrifying. Labors where provided with common accommodation shared by 15 – 20 people in an attic sort of place. Even the situation of staff is not better. We face problem of attacks by local guys, theft. Further to many complaints company has taken no steps to meet our problems in a suitable manner.
The worst among all these is that there OUR SLARY HAS BEEN PENDING FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS AS OF DATE.As per our contract company pays a major part of our salary in NRI account and a small amount for Local Expense. The salary range of labours is 7500 INR + 25 LYD for local expense and for the staff it ranges from 20,000 to 1.2 lakhs+ 50-300 LYD for local expense. Further to strikes from Workers 3 months ago they have released just 1 month salary. We are suffering in Libya with inadequate salary and amenities.
When we rose the same issue with the management there were harsh feedbacks. The words that came from the Senior Management was below the standards. During the strike they have threatened the Labors with police as well as local guys and suppressed the issue.
Company insist on a 3 month notice for resignation and even after resignation, the sole reason being the financial problem they deduct an amount of 76,000 INR from our salary for the same. When we enquire about the processing they bring out various reasons so as to delay the process. Even after the final exit is made they take no steps to clear out the pending salary neither for staff or labors during final exit. Company will deduct an amount of 25000INR during resignation, but the strange thing is that many of them pay around 50,000- 1, 00,000 during selection for working on a mere salary of 7,500.
This is not the grievance of a single employee, but of multitudes that are working in this company, but are unable to express it being afraid of the consequences.
Considering the seriousness of this situation I kindly request you to take immediate action to bring out this to media and do the necessary at least to process our release without further delay.
Expecting your early and prompt action in this subject.
14KM, SWANI ROAD, LIBYA