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Alba staff protest against allowance cut

Hundreds of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) staff protested again outside the smelter yesterday over the alleged scrapping of an annual BD20 ($52) allowance. They gathered for an hour from 5.30am before reporting for work, said a report

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Employee allowances and benefits rise across GCC

Budget allocation to employee allowances and benefits continues to rise across the Gulf states, according to the latest GCC Allowances and Benefits Survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Ao

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UAE employees 'may get school allowance hike'

Nearly a quarter of all companies in Dubai aim to raise their schooling allowance for employees in the coming year, with one in five of those in Abu Dhabi intending to do the same, said a survey conducted by global human resources consultancy, M

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Bahrain puts review of allowances for disabled on hold

Talks on additional benefits for disabled Bahrainis and their families were put on hold yesterday due to disagreements at the Shura Council.   A committee in charge of reviewing the amendments is backing MPs'

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UAE firms 'to raise housing allowance'

More than a quarter of all workers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are set to receive housing allowance increases in the coming year, according to a survey. Global human resources consultants Mercer’s ‘Spot Survey on Housing Al

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Bahrain confirms revised pay rise lists

Bahrain has finalised lists of pensioners eligible for the newly-introduced pay rises, following directives from the Prime Minister. Those with pensions below BD700 will get a monthly rise of BD75 and those with salaries between B

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Bahrain approves big hike in allowances

Bahrain has agreed to increase payouts to around 100,000 needy families in an attempt to end the seven-month impasse on the national budget, a report said. Breadwinners with an income less than BD1,000 ($2,618) will be eligible to

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Bahrain plans allowance for married women

  About 15,000 married women working in Bahrain's government sector are set to benefit from a new social allowance as part of attempts to improve equality.   The Civil Service Bureau (CSB) is in

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Bahrain MPs debate special pay for children

A proposal to pay BD30 ($80) monthly allowance for each of the first four children under the age of 18 will be discussed by parliament at Tuesday's session. Parliament's financial committee has already approved the proposal aiming to help

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Bahrain pensioners get extra allowance

Pensioners in Bahrain started receiving restructured payouts, including the newly-introduced standard of living improvement monthly allowance of BD75 ($199). Social Insurance Organisation chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa

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