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Bahrain to set up new union for pensioners

A national body has been set up to fight for the rights of Bahrain's 40,000 pensioners.   The country's elderly population is expected to increase five-fold by 2050 as people live longer, said a report in

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Bahrain launches discount scheme for elderly

Nearly 40,000 pensioners in Bahrain will benefit from a scheme that will give them a 50 per cent discount on a range of government services, said a senior government official.   Special cards will be given to every Bahraini ag

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Bahrain readies plan for pensioners

A national strategy has been set up to help Bahrain cope with an explosion in its elderly population. According to UN figures, it is set to grow six-fold within the next four decades. The number of pensioners is expected to rise from 3.8 p

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Bahraini pensioners get $199 allowance

All Bahraini pensioners are entitled to only a Standard of Living Improvement monthly allowance of BD75 ($199) and not a pay rise like government civilian and military employees. This represents a 37.5 per cent increase in the wages of pen

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Bahrain announces biggest ever pay rises

The biggest public sector pay rises in Bahrain's history were announced yesterday (August 1) as part of a BD200 million ($530.50 million) package, with a maximum of 35.6 per cent hike in civil servants’ wage packets. It will also mean

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Bahrain offers bonus for elderly

Thousands of Bahraini pensioners are to be paid a one-time bonus of BD500. it was revealed as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace. His Majesty King H

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