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Indian PM plans first labour overhaul in decades

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive

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Tough action on firms not implementing new wage system

Saudi Arabia has warned strict action against companies which fail to comply with the new wage protection system that has been introduced to protect the rights of both employer and employee, said a report. The Ministry of Labor sa

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UAE employees to get 5pc wage hike: survey

Companies in the UAE are giving their employees average wage increases of 5.2 per cent this year, bucking the global trend for limited pay rises, said a survey. The Mercer’s 2013 Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) also revealed

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Kuwait backs wage rises in private sector

Kuwait's civil service commission has proposed wage increases of up to 330 Kuwaiti dinars ($1,190) per month for private sector employees after state workers were given pay hikes earlier this year. Policymakers and economists in the ma

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Saudi to launch new wage monitoring system

Saudi Arabia will soon launch a system to monitor wage payments to company staff, part of efforts to boost the participation of Saudi citizens in the workforce and keep track of foreign workers, the labour minister said on Monday. In an in

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Kuwait finance minister warns on wage growth

Public sector wages in Opec member Kuwait are equivalent to about 85 percent of the country's oil revenues, its finance minister was quoted by state news agency Kuna as saying. 'This reflects the seriousness of the situation, if th

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Egypt hikes minimum wage for state staff

Egypt's finance ministry said on Monday it had begun implementing a 708 Egyptian pound ($119) per month minimum wage for current government employees, up from the 444 pounds paid under last year's budget. Employees hired after July 1 will

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Full wages for injured workers

Employers will be obliged to pay full wages for six months to any employee injured at work, under the new Private Sector Labour Law proposed to be intorduced in Bahrain. This would be reduced to half-pay after six months, until the injure

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Kuwait sets minimum wage for firms

Kuwait has set a minimum monthly wage of 40 dinars ($150.4) for some companies with state contracts. The move comes after Asian workers demanding better pay rioted last week. The new order requires firms with cleaning and security

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1,500 Sharjah workers in violent wage protest

About 1,500 workers striking over pay in the UAE torched offices and vehicles on Tuesday, the official Wam news agency said. "They destroyed office documents, broke windows and torched the first floor of the management building and a numbe

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