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New Bahrain rules to fight maid mafia

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

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Saudi, India sign key labour deal

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

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GCC plans new law for domestic workers

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

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Sri Lanka to phase out maids going to Saudi

  Sri Lanka will gradually stop allowing women going to Saudi Arabia to be housemaids after a Sri Lankan was executed in the country over the death of an infant in her care, the Colombo government said.  

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Clamp called on Indonesia domestic workers

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

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Domestic workers get repatriation aid

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

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Migrant workers get repatriation support

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

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Saudi to fix domestic help wages at $160

Employers in Saudi Arabia will be obliged to pay foreign domestic workers a monthly salary of between SR600 ($160) and SR800, a senior official was quoted as saying. The total cost of recruitment will be in the vicinity of SR15,000 to SR17

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Bahrain plans law to protect domestic workers

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) is in the final stages of preparing a unified contract that will outline recruitment conditions for domestic workers, their rights and duties, said a senior official. 'A unified contr

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Bahrain ministry gets 10,000 visa applications

Bahrain's Labour Ministry has received 10,197 applications for domestic workers in the first quarter of this year. Acting Under-Secretary and Labour Affairs Assistant Under-Secretary Subah Al Dossary said the ministry had approved 7,47

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