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Renault in Turkey offers concessions to striking workers

The Turkish arm of French carmaker Renault has offered concessions including a cash lump sum to striking workers if they return to work. Production at the company's joint venture Oyak Renault has been halted for a week in a di

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Gulf states urged to allow Nepali workers to return

Hundreds of thousands of Nepali migrants working in Gulf states must be allowed to return home after a massive earthquake devastated their impoverished nation, a trade union group said. The International Trade Union Confederation

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Saudi building crash kills 11

At least 10 construction workers from Pakistan and one from India were killed in the collapse of a convention centre being built in Saudi Arabia, a news report quoted an Asian diplomatic source as saying on Tuesday. The building,

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Bahrain launches probe into issue of illegal workers

A probe into thousands of foreigners working illegally in Bahrain has been launched by the parliament. MPs who are members of a special probe committee met yesterday to tackle the issue and find solutions, said a report in the

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Bahrain launches probe into issue of illegal workers

A probe into thousands of foreigners working illegally in Bahrain has been launched by the parliament. MPs who are members of a special probe committee met yesterday to tackle the issue and find solutions, said a report in the

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Qatari firms ink workers' residential complex pact

Qatar-based Daruna Development has signed a QR800-million ($219.4 million) agreement with Wasita Qatar (Isnad), a subsidiary of the Wasita Group of Companies, for the management of a workers' residental complex. The agreement

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Construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai over pay

Hundreds of foreign construction workers staged a rare public protest outside the opulent Dubai Mall on Tuesday in a pay dispute with their company, witnesses said. Dubai authorities deployed riot police to Sheikh Mohammed bin Ras

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Saudi to deport 27,000 Indonesian workers

Saudi Arabia is set to deport more than 27,000 Indonesian workers, who overstayed their work permits, over the next few weeks, according to a report. The government agencies are working with the Indonesian diplomatic missions in R

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Workers' skills to be tested before UAE entry

The UAE has launched a new pilot project under which 2,500 workers in the construction sector from India, Pakistan and Philippines will have their skills tested before being recruited in the country, said a report. The workers wil

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Gulf Keystone returns all staff to Kurdistan

Oil producer Gulf Keystone Petroleum has returned all staff to its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan after evacuating international contractors from the region due to escalating violence in August.   Production at th

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