How are migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf treated?

In 2008 there was criticism of working conditions for migrants in the Gulf states, but what is the nature of their grievances?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7266610.stm

A bridge collapse in 2007 highlighted the dangers that construction workers can face:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7085597.stm

A strike by construction workers in 2007 over poor pay and conditions was eventually settled:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7074917.stm

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