Philippines and Kuwaiti officials are finalizing a bilateral agreement that they hope will lift a current ban on Filipino domestic workers in the Gulf ...
The two-month campaign began on Monday, ahead of the laws taking affect in December
Saudi Oger contracting company has been the subject of complaints by thousands of its workers for not paying salaries to them for the past nine months
Gulf states are home to over 2.4 million domestic workers, according to Human Rights Watch. Yet these migrant workers, often of Southeast Asian origin ...
Companies have been instructed to set out an internal law, approved by The Labor Ministry, to be followed by all workers
New law includes articles on labor contracts and the employment of women
The PR tour was part of an attempt by Qatari officials to improve their country’s public image
According to the report, about 67.8 percent of labor issues the society had dealt with were complaints by expatriates against their Saudi kafeels (sponsors)
There are still companies in Saudi Arabia ignoring the strict visa laws
The new legislation under review will replace the present 'kafala' system
Meanwhile, the Labor Ministry said employers cannot reduce a worker’s salary during his or her training period
A foreign ministry statement said the two were arrested for ‘violating the laws of Qatar’
Labor organizers turn up the pressure on McDonald's and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries
The newly announced measures must still be approved by the Shura council, a consultative body, and other entities
Qatar has been urged at the United Nations to abolish the sponsorship system tying migrant workers to employers
Recent news stories about workers’ rights in the Gulf region have been replete with stories of horrendous human rights abuses
Richard Howitt says Qatari officials are working on new legislation to improve conditions
Human rights campaigners say the current sponsorship system used in most Gulf states leaves workers at the mercy of their employers
Many people in the Gulf are unknowingly violating domestic workers' rights, expert warns
Many expatriates, who are leaving the kingdom for good at the end of the amnesty period granted to them to rectify their residency status or leave ...
Labor rights in Iran are under threat as Western sanctions take their toll on the economy, sharply reducing the purchasing power of workers, the ...
Kuwaiti females have finally made it as staff members at the country's paramedics teams after the first female unit graduated on Saturday. Abdulaziz ...
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