Thursday 10 July 2014
International Labour Organisation

Bahrain urged to back key ILO rule

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


World jobless rate to stay at 2009 record in 2010

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. The United


Bahrain's trade unions push for basic wage

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


UAE to host major upcoming labour conferences

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


Dialogue on workers' issues

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

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