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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Hundreds of people took part in a Labour Day rally in Bahrain, highlighting the issues of sacked airline staff, low wages and the plight of vulnerable expatriates.
The march was spearheaded by the General Federation of Bahrain Tra
Bahrainis have enjoyed an 11 per cent increase in their average monthly salaries, according to the latest Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) figures.
It now amounts to BD489 ($1,297), with a further predicted rise of 4.5 per cent by
Saudi Arabia aims to complete a study on setting a minimum wage for private sector workers within four months, local media quoted the labour minister as saying.
The move is part of a government drive to make jobs more appealing to nat