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Bahrain approves new maid contracts bill

A draft law that outlines job contracts for domestic workers has been approved by Bahrain's parliament.   The bill, proposed by Al Asala Parliamentary Bloc, organises the relationship between employers and ho

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Expat society in new push as fundraiser shelved

A society set up to defend the rights of Bahrain's migrant workers is looking to plug a BD30,000 ($79,116) hole in its finances after abandoning plans for an annual fundraiser.   Volunteers at the Migrant Wor

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Abused female expat workers in Bahrain up 25pc

Numbers of abused female migrant workers seeking protection have increased by 25 per cent in Bahrain, according to campaigners.   A shelter in Manama, operated by the Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS), ga

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Qatar sets worker protection guidelines

Qatar’s 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has released a set of guidelines to protect the rights of workers throughout the entire chain of contracting, from recruitment to repatriation. The committee’s &ls

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Bahraini businessmen protest over expat levy

A group of angry businessmen in Bahrain calling for an end to a mandatory tax on foreign workers has taken their demands to parliament. They claimed thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have still not recovered f

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Saudi to recruit Indian workers on key labour deal

Saudi Arabian and India officials will soon meet to finalise procedures for the recruitment of domestic workers in the kingdom, said a report. The recruitment process will begin within two weeks, the Overseas Indian Affairs Minist

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Bill to scrap expat levy is rejected

Bahrain's Shura Council members yesterday rejected a parliament bill to scrap monthly fees for foreign workers in low paid jobs. Public and private sector companies have to pay BD10 ($26.2) for every expatriate on their books

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Steps to back mobile workers urged

Middle East IT managers must adopt modern data management measures to support mobile workforce as ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) gains momentum, said an expert. Allen Mitchell, senior technical account manager, Mena at

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US fast-food workers to strike over minimum wage

Fast-food workers across the United States are expected to stage their largest strike to date on Thursday in an almost year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector. Employees of McDonald's Corp, Wendy's Restaura

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Respect 'key to worker retention'

UAE workers declare that showing respect towards all members of staff is the most important ingredient to creating a happy business culture, according to the findings from a new global Regus survey. In the latest survey by workplace provid

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