Dubai: The increase in financial losses forced an Indian owner of a Dubai-based television station Malayalam to flee the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaving his employees in disarray.
"We had not been paid for months, but with the hope of a change of time, the dozen strange employees continued to work heavily. No one expected the end to come so soon, "a senior official told Gulf News.
Despite the fact that the office of the television channel in the street December 2 in Jumeirah 1 still does not work, the channel continues to broadcast programs. The operations of the Kochi unit of the canal, however, were halted, according to the report.
A cameraman told the newspaper that the employees were informed that a new investor had joined and that he would take over all of his responsibilities. "We believed them, but now it seems that the company never intended to pay us," he said.
The report also said that the control of access to employee fingerprint doors was deactivated in March of this year, while telephone lines were cut a month earlier.
"These were obvious warning signs, but we do not suspect that something was wrong because we trust the owner," said another staff member.