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New labour laws affect construction sector

About 50 per cent of labourers in Saudi Arabia have been forced quit the construction sector because of new labour laws, according to a report. Experts attribute the exodus to irregularities in the visas issued by the contracting

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New labour laws affect construction sector

About 50 per cent of labourers in Saudi Arabia have been forced quit the construction sector because of new labour laws, according to a report. Experts attribute the exodus to irregularities in the visas issued by the contracting

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UAE to ease job change rules

The UAE has eased its labour laws to allow a worker with an expired contract to obtain a new work permit and shift to another employer without having to wait six months and have his sponsor's consent. The new regulations on conditions and

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Bahrain to scrap sponsorship system on Aug 1

Bahrain will make regional history on August 1 by scrapping the sponsorship system, said Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi. The Minister revealed the date after attending a multi-party meeting convened by Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and I

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Housemaids to get protection

A comprehensive labour agreement that aims to protect the welfare of Indian workers and housemaids is to be signed between Bahrain and India next month. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi will authorise the deal with Labour Mini

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Meeting discusses labour laws

The rules and regulations governing the employment of foreign manpower in the Gulf were discussed at a meeting of under-secretaries of the labour and social affairs ministries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in Riyadh. The mee

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