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.
At least 2,000 migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain are not covered under an amnesty that allows them to return home without penalties, a report said.
These Bangladeshi men either have pending court cases, no legal document
Bahrain could follow Kuwait’s lead by adopting a dedicated law that protects the rights of domestic staff, a report said.
Legislation passed by Kuwait’s National Assembly last month grants domestic workers the right to
Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
Amnesty said in a briefing that little had
A general amnesty for undocumented migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain is expected to be announced soon.
The Labour Ministry has confirmed that it is working on a proposal for a two or three-month grace period when illegal
An Indian surgeon based in Bahrain, has launched his debut novel, 'Algebra of Hope' which deals with the exploitation being faced by migrant workers in the Middle East.
Dr Ranjit Divakaran, a maxillofacial surgeon at the King Ha
Campaigners are calling on the government to introduce an official compensation scheme for expatriate workers killed in Bahrain as a result of their job.
It follows the deaths of two Asian men a week ago today, when explosives wer
Bahrain is set to improve its labour legislation to ensure decent work for all migrant workers in a bid to protect their rights, said a senior government official.
Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said the country was set to activate a memo
A call has gone out for governments of expatriate workers to further ensure they are fit to work or arrive in Bahrain through legal channels.
The move is becoming increasingly urgent as the number of expats in the country is rising, said M
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