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Bahrain expats ‘could get translated contracts’

Bahrain's migrant workers could have their employment contracts translated into their native language if a similar move in Qatar proves successful, according to a top official. Labour Ministry Under-Secretary Sabah Al Dossary

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Saudi extends expat worker amnesty to Nov 3

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has extended an amnesty for foreign workers to obtain legal status in the country until the end of the Islamic year on November 3, from the previous deadline of July 3, the official Saudi Press Agency reported

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1.5m expats change status before Saudi crackdown

More than 1.5 million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia have changed their residence status since April ahead of a planned crackdown on illegally registered expatriates in the world's leading oil exporter, the

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1.5m expats change status before Saudi crackdown

More than 1.5 million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia have changed their residence status since April ahead of a planned crackdown on illegally registered expatriates in the world's leading oil exporter, the

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LMRA warns of checkup violations

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has warned expat workers who have failed to take mandatory medical tests after being in the kingdom for more than six months; that they will be penalised. About 11,600 expat workers fa

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LMRA clamp on Bahrain expat workers

Foreigners who have still not registered with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) by the end of this month will be prevented from having their work permits renewed, warned senior officials. Meanwhile, companies whose foreign empl

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Bahrain plans guide for expat workers

Migrant workers will soon receive a complete guide compiled in their native languages on Bahrain's labour laws and regulations in a bid to prevent exploitation, said a senior officials. The multilingual employee guide will also create awar

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Over 371,000 expat workers in Bahrain

The number of foreign workers registered with Bahrain's Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has reached 371,183, according to latest figures. They include 8,205 (5,942 men and 2,263 women) in the government sector, the major

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Arab govts 'struggle to shift jobs to choosy locals'

Across the Gulf, Arab governments seek to create more private sector jobs for citizens while reducing reliance on hundreds of thousands of expats, who fill posts in sectors ranging from construction and public transport to tourism,

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Bahrain to recruit medical staff from Philippines

Bahrain is turning to the Philippines to help fill staff shortages in the medical sector, according to the country's top envoy. The King Hamad University Hospital has already inquired about recruiting Filipino medical professionals, sa

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