Domestic workers account for almost 20 per cent of Bahrain’s expat workforce, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, adding that the number of domestic staff almost trebled since 2004.
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A leading rights campaigner in Bahrain has claimed that housemaids are being forced to work longer hours during Ramadan.
The Migrant Workers Protection Society says many domestic workers suffer from lack of proper rest and nutriti
Lebanon has launched a 24-hour hotline for female domestic workers to allow them to report abuse or mistreatment and receive help.
The country hosts more than 200,000 migrant domestic workers, according to the International Labour
Domestic workers in the Gulf states will receive a better deal from their employers under a new plan that the labour ministers of the countries have agreed.
Gulf labour ministers agreed on some minimum terms in the contracts of do
New restrictions on employing foreign domestic workers will be drawn up to combat "mafias" that force women to work as housemaids in Bahrain, said a senior government official.
Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said that t
India has entered into a labour cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia covering about a quarter of the 28 lakh Indian expatriates working in the kingdom, reports said.
The agreement could be the first step towards a comprehensive
Bahrain is expected to enforce a unified GCC law to regulate domestic workers next year, said a senior government official, adding that a team from the Gulf countries was working on finalising the draft law.
The legislation aims t
An increasing number of Indonesian domestic workers are illegally entering Saudi Arabia via Bahrain that has forced a task force to call for a blanket moratorium on sending its nationals to Middle East countries.
A spokesman from the presi
Labour chiefs from Bahrain and across the region have agreed to fast-track repatriation of migrant workers, particularly women, at times of security crisis at a major forum in Manila, the Philippines.
They also agreed to assign government