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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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Bahrain’s doctors ‘may quit despite pay rise’

Doctors at Bahrain’s Health Ministry, who stand to gain 70 per cent of their basic salary as an allowance, may still quit their jobs since they make three times the amount in their private practice, said officials. The news comes as only a

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Bahrain raises minimum pension to $730

The least pension paid to the retired from the public and private sectors in Bahrain starting August 28 will be BD275 ($730), which includes the newly launched BD75 monthly allowance, said a senior official. This would be an increase from

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