Ajeesh P.P., a 36-year-old Indian, returned home from Oman in September 2020 after losing his job. His Arab employer had to shut down his upholstery workshop due to Covid-19 lockdowns and funds crunch, which resulted in job loss for Ajeesh and a couple of his colleagues.
Ajeesh, who had worked for 14 continuous years in Oman, would be paid Rs 49k a month. He was supposed to receive around Rs 3 lakh, including various dues as end-of-service benefits. Instead, he only got Rs 99k, including his September salary. Since his return, Ajeesh’s life in Kerala is stuck.