A local human rights group has called on Bahrain to support a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention on domestic workers.
The Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS) has sent a letter to Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alaw
The number of jobless worldwide this year is likely to remain around 2009's record levels, with unemployment edging higher in rich countries but stabilising or declining elsewhere, the International Labour Organisation said.
A new minimum wage is urgently needed to prevent Bahrainis slipping even further into the poverty trap, according to trade unionists.
They have accused the government of "looking the other way" as low-income families struggle to make ends
The UAE will host the fourth ministerial consultations on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia, known as the Colombo Process, on January 21 and 22, 2008 in Abu Dhabi.
For the first time, the meeti
Crown Prince and Economic Development Board Chairman Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said the first regional dialogue on workers' issues would be held in Bahrain.
'This will offer countries that recruit manpower and those that provide