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New rules set for housing workers in Bahrain

Landlords in Bahrain who risk the lives of expatriate workers by cramming them into cramped and dangerously rundown properties face jail and fines under amended legislation. The new rules state any property used for labour accommo

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‘Expats more likely to have TB than Bahrainis'

Foreign workers in Bahrain are more likely to have tuberculosis than Bahrainis, according to experts. Health Ministry statistics for the last 10 years indicate that there are up to 26 cases per 100,000 foreign arrivals, said a rep

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Expat workers paid in wages row in Bahrain

More than 100 foreign workers in Bahrain who went on strike over non-payment of salaries have finally collected their wages for January and February, following the intervention of diplomats and labour officials. The men work for M

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Top Bahraini official warns over exploitation of workers

Efforts to root out the phenomena of illegal workers aim at protecting domestic workers and preserving their rights, said Bahrain’s Interior Ministry under-secretary of Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Shaikh Rashid bin

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Bahrain launches new health care system

Bahrain has announced a new system to provide basic health care for its private sector workers. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi said the system now compels companies with less than 50 workers to take part in facilities provided b

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Bahraini nationals entering job market outgrows expats

Bahrain's national workforce has outgrown the annual rate of expatriate workers entering the local jobs market. According to latest Labour Ministry statistics, the number of Bahraini workers grew by 2.2 per cent per annum, com

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Steps to protect foreign workers in GCC approved

Gulf and Asian labour ministers have agreed on a series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf, officials said. The deal followed two days of

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Future ME workplaces to be ‘frictionless, locationless hubs’

Technologies are disrupting the traditional work patterns in the Middle East to such a degree that soon the term ‘office’ will become obsolete, according to an expert. In its place will be a new model for work –

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Indian worker stranded in Bahrain to fly home

An Indian worker who has not seen his family for 25 years is due to return home tomorrow (July 12).   Parasuram Hublikar came to Bahrain in 1976 to work as a garage mechanic, but was slapped with a travel ban in

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Saudi, UAE ban controversial novel

An Arabic translation of a novel by a former Bahrain resident has been banned in two Gulf states.   Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was written by the author Benyamin and tells the story of an abused migrant worker in

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