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Dubai: Govt officials visited Ravi Restaurant after salary non-payment rumours, say owners

Viral social media sites blog post likewise asserted they had actually closed down an area of an electrical outlet

Personnel as well as proprietors of Dubai establishment Ravi Dining establishment have actually rejected all claims versus them concerning non-payment of incomes as well as partial closure of the prominent electrical outlet.

A preferred on the internet media network reported Friday that the Ravi Dining establishment branch in Satwa had actually shut an area of its dining establishment as well as had actually not paid its personnel incomes for over a year. The tale was based upon a social media sites blog post from one Dubai local that asserted an area of the dining establishment was closed down, proprietors had not paid the personnel for 15 months, as well as they were offered no advantages.

Nevertheless, Khaleej Times checked out at the very least 2 dining establishment branches on Saturday to locate the partial closure of the electrical outlet in Satwa has actually remained in location given that 2020 after the pandemic hit.

At the very least 12 dining establishment personnel stated they had actually obtained their incomes promptly for the previous numerous months. Waitress Shahji, Zubair, Ismail, as well as Haneefa kept in mind a gap in fees repayment throughout the pandemic; nevertheless, the proprietors paid the personnel their fees as the brand name was ‘gradually recuperating’.

” We concur that we did not obtain our wage throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as those were the tough days. Nevertheless, the proprietors have actually paid us the fees later on as we were gradually recuperating,” stated Haneefa *, a cashier. (* last name kept held at demand)

Zubair, a cook at the dining establishment, stated, “The program of the project released on social media sites was to sully us. Every worker has actually been paid, as well as our company believe the social media sites blog post is a lie.”

Established In Dubai as a family-owned company in 1978 by Chaudary Abdul Hameed, Ravi Dining establishment has actually acted as a center for diasporic as well as neighborhood households, good friends, as well as innovative neighborhoods ahead with each other.

Abdul Waheed, the handling supervisor of Ravi Dining establishment, stated the blog post shared online was unjustified, as well as the writer really did not confirm truths prior to publishing such details.

Waheed as well as his bro Waseem Hameed asserted they weren’t knowledgeable about the blog post up until they got a phone call from a federal government authorities from the work division notifying them regarding the social media sites blog post.

” The main informed us that the blog post asserted we were flouting regulations, which had actually gone viral. The main examined the dining establishment as well as talked to the personnel very early Saturday,” stated Waseem. The proprietors stated they have wage slides as well as various other documents which reveal they paid all incomes promptly.

” The individual that published this need to have a schedule to sully us, as well as there was no comprehensive examination prior to publishing. If they (writers of the records) had any type of questions, they can’ve connected to us prior to reviling us,” stated Waseem.

The Covid-19 pandemic affected the dining establishment organizations, as well as “We needed to fold our Karama branch, as well as a wing of the Satwa branch as pandemic impacted us detrimentally,” stated Waseem.

Presently, Ravi dining establishment at Al Nahda is under a franchise business version, the branch at Karama is run under the collaboration, as well as the owner as well as proprietor exclusively very own Satwa.

” We sustained losses as well as are under financial obligation, which we are gradually repaying. The Al Nahda dining establishment was handed out to get rid of the financial debts, however the brand-new proprietor intended to run under the brand name, so we needed to franchise it out,” stated Abdul Waheed.

He asserted that the rental fee of the Karama branch was virtually Dhs 1.3 million, as well as it was tough to run, so it is under the collaboration version currently. “The property manager did assist us as well as forgo leas because of the unfavorable pandemic effect,” stated Abdul Waheed.

Lately, Ravi Dining establishment came under the media limelight after it released a limited-edition tennis shoe with worldwide sporting activities brand name adidas. ‘The brand name personalized Adidas Originals Super star’ fitness instructors to produce ‘Super star Ravi’ in tne white as well as environment-friendly colours of the pocket-friendly Dubai establishment. Adidas marketed the footwear in an issue of hrs as it went survive on June 23.

” Our company believe ill-wishers purposefully spread out these rumours to injure our online reputation,” included the proprietors.

They likewise stated neighborhood participants prepared to assist receive business when they discovered we were shutting our branches.

” We owe money as well as will certainly settle the cash we owe. We are returning on our feet, as well as we can not state we are secure in the meantime, as well as we are expecting much better days,” ended Waseem.

– ayaz@khaleejtimes.com

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