Sunday 29 November 2015
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Saudi in bid to resolve domestic help crisis

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour will enlist consulting firms to resolve issues with the recruitment of domestic help from Indonesia and the Philippines, a report said. The ministry is seeking assistance from a number of na


Bahrain allows expats to hire domestic help

Bahrain has introduced new rules allowing expatriates in the kingdom to legally employ domestic workers in a move to end the housemaid visa black market, a report said. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has changed the


Bahrain switches to e-work permits

The Bahrain Labour Ministry will start issuing and renewing work permits for domestic help electronically, said a senior government official at the opening of new-look work permit department. Under-Secretary Sabah Salem Al Dosary said the


Bahrain families spend over $132m on maids

Bahraini families spend more than BD50 million ($132.6 million) a year on housemaids, according to estimates. Recent statistics show that 65 out of 100 Bahraini women employ housemaids, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.-T

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