“It was early morning when I received a text message from my office, Al-Hamid, telling me that I need not bother returning to Dubai. My contract has been discontinued and my work permit stands terminated. It said my dues will be sent through post and my belongings will be duly returned,'' said Sajid.

The workers say at least 64 of them, all working in meltdown-hit Dubai, have received pinks slips through text messages. Most of them live in areas like Shalimar Garden, Gokalpur, Shahpeer Gate and Zaida Farms in the city, and worked in tile-making units of various construction companies.

via Home from Dubai for Eid, workers axed over SMS – India – The Times of India.