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ILO to give Qatar a year to solve labour issues

Qatar is making progress toward ending forced labour and improving conditions for migrant workers, but the test will be whether it enforces new legislation from December, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said. Qatar is

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Qatar lauded for change in workers' living conditions

There has been a significant improvement in the migrant workers' living conditions and also their rights in Qatar following a critical report from the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) tripartite inspection commission three years

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Global jobless rate to slip lower next year: ILO

The global unemployment rate will inch down to 5.7 per cent in 2017 from 5.8 per cent in 2014-16, helped by job creation in the US and Europe, although a growing population means the total of number of unemployed people will rise, the Internatio

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Gulf states snub UN pact on forced labour

Perpetrators of forced labour, which affects 21 million people globally, will be punished in most countries under a UN treaty clinched on Wednesday, despite being snubbed by Thailand and nearly all Gulf countries. More than half o

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Bahrain elected to ILO board

Bahrain has received a new global vote of confidence yesterday (June 2) when it was elected International Labour Organisation (ILO) board member for 2014-2017.    The kingdom was elected unanimously by ILO m

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Bahrain to seek ILO board seat

Bahrain plans to run for a seat on the board of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which last month threw out a complaint filed against the country by trade unionists.   The Cabinet yesterday approved a

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ILO writes off complaint against Bahrain

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has written off a complaint against Bahrain.   It has also decided not to take any further action thus ending a case, which had been filed by dismissed workers followin

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Bahrain sees early end to unrest labour issue

Bahrain expects to meet a March deadline set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to resolve the issue of workers sacked in connection with the 2011 unrest, said a senior government official. Labour Minister Jameel Humai

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Sacked workers' cases 'being inflated'

A trade union federation of Bahrain is exaggerating the number of cases pending of workers sacked during last year's unrest, said a senior government official. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said only 100 such cases remain un

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Unemployment situation alarming: ILO

Fiscal austerity and tough labour reforms have failed to create jobs, leading to an "alarming" situation in the global employment market that shows no sign of recovering, the International Labour Organization said. In advanced countries, e

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