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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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Walmart to spend $1bn to raise wages this year

Walmart Stores, long criticised for its low wages and employee benefits, said it would spend more than $1 billion to increase pay for half a million US employees this year. The increase announced by the largest private sector empl

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US payrolls rise solidly, but wages drop

US job growth increased briskly in December, but wages posted their biggest decline in at least eight years in a sign the tightening labour market has yet to give much of a boost to workers. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 252,000 l

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India urges pay boost for millions of Gulf workers

India is pressing rich countries in the Gulf to raise the wages of millions of Indians working there, causing concerns in the region’s construction industry about increase in labour costs. Over five million Indian nationals

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India urges higher pay for millions of Gulf workers

India is pressing rich countries in the Gulf to raise the wages of millions of Indians working there, in a drive that could secure it billions of dollars in fresh income but risks pricing some of its citizens out of the market. Ov

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US wage gains highest since 2008

US consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. But rising consumer sentiment and faster wage growth suggest the weakness in spe

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Expat Indians' problems set to be probed

Issues facing expatriate Indians, such as wages and living conditions, will be the focus of a meeting next month. Indian lawyers in GCC countries including Bahrain will meet India's External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs

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Bahrain hospital blames unpaid bills in wages row

A private hospital in Bahrain has blamed non-payment of medical bills by patients for delays in paying its own staff.   The cash crunch at the International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB) has resulted in 23 doctors an

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Oman's public wage bill could jump $2.3bn in 2014

Oman's public sector wage bill may jump by as much as 900 million rials ($2.3 billion) next year, according to the finance minister, accelerating a deterioration of its state budget position. Financial Affairs Minister Darwish

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Wages edge up for Bahrainis in private sector

Average wages for Bahrainis in the private sector increased by just one per cent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period last year, said a senior government official. The average private sector salary rose fr

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