The Hidden Cost Of Foreign Workers
…The new employer treated Maribelle cruelly and regularly locked her inside the house with his three children. “If there was a fire, we would all have died,” she said. When she wasn’t cooking, the fridge was kept permanently padlocked and she was given a small box of noodles and some Arabic bread to eat. She went to her mattress on the floor hungry every night, her stomach aching….
In this powerful, hard-hitting column Angela Townsend tells of the mistreatment of some of the foreign workers who go to Saudi Arabia to earn much higher wages than they could get in their home countries.