Expatriates striking at the satellite town of Hulhumale' on Monday, faced off with officers of Maldives Police Service dispatched to the site.

While foreign workers were on a strike at the Greater Male' Region town, local police have been dispatched to the area for safety and security measures.

Sources claim the workers were employees of Island Export, who are the contracted company in the development of housing units for local police and MNDF.

Moreover, employees of Island Export are joined by other expatriates in their strike.

A video clip received to The Press Mv indicates a face-off between local police and the upset workers amid their strike, however police claim there were no physical altercations from either parties.

Maldives Police Service further reports the workers gathered in front of their employer's office around 12:00hrs of Monday noon, voicing their frustration.

Reports confirm the workers were striking over unpaid salaries and remuneration, however the exact details of it remain yet to be discovered.

Meanwhile local law enforcement authority confirms the strikers have been dispersed after speaking with them.

On Thursday, last week, workers at Baa atoll Bodufinolhu had protested over unpaid salaries - compounded for months. The workers had held locals on site hostage, sparking a riot between them and the local law enforcement officers on site to break the protest.

Maldives Police reports some of their officers were injured while attempting to enter the in-development resort island amid the protest, while 19 expats were arrested following the unrest.