Wednesday 30 July 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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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