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Saudi warning on mid-day work ban violations

Saudi labour officials have warned tough action against those who defy the mid-day work ban after 78 companies were found violating the rule during a surprise raid in the Eastern Province, said a report Officials from the ministry

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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New multilingual hotline for workers in Bahrain

Dedicated hotlines to help low-income migrant workers in Bahrain will soon be launched in up to five languages. The initiative, spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), will be up and running by mid-August and will

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New unified contract for domestic workers in UAE

UAE’s Naturalisation, Residency and Ports at the Ministry of Interior has unveiled a new and amended unified contract for domestic workers which has come into effect this month.   The new unified and amende

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2,000 garment unit workers go on strike in Bahrain

Work at a Riffa garment factory ground to a halt yesterday as nearly 2,000 employees went on a strike over allegations of abuse, withheld payment and forced deportation.   The walk-out at MRS Fashions in Hajiyat

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Fresh hope over pledge on Indian workers in GCC

A diplomat said pledges made by a new Indian minister to tackle problems faced by workers in Gulf nations reiterates the government's commitment to the welfare of migrant workers.   Indian External Affairs Mi

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Barwa awards housing project contract

Qatari developer Barwa Real Estate has awarded a key contract to CRC Dorra (Construction & Reconstruction Engineering Company) for the development of the second phase of its Barwa Al Baraha housing project, said a report. Barw

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Jobs for 48 more sacked Bahraini workers

Another 48 workers sacked during unrest in 2011 have been found similar jobs or received settlements since Bahrain reached a deal with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in March, said the unionists. A total of 165 people

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Factory unrest threatens bid to revive Egypt economy

Egypt's next president is likely to face a far more complex problem than cracking down on Islamists - meeting the demands of workers desperate for decent jobs and wages. While the authorities have cowed the Muslim Brotherhood

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