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Move to increase wages for Saudis

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor is working on a move to increase the minimum wage for Saudis under the Nitaqat program, said a report. The ministry is preparing a comprehensive list to raise Saudi wages in the private sector

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Egypt to raise stimulus; plans minimum wage

Egypt will spend 29.6 billion Egyptian pounds ($4.30 billion) on a stimulus package to get its moribund economy going, a third more than previously planned, according to a Finance Ministry statement on Monday. The original plan an

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Egypt sets $170 minimum wage

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has set a minimum wage of 1,200 Egyptian pounds ($170) a month for workers in the public sector, to take effect from January, the state news agency said.

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Bahrain union in minimum wage push

A newly-formed trade union, the Bahrain Labour Union Free Federation (Bluff), has questioned why the country's labour law does not include a minimum wage for Bahrainis and expatriates. Bluff, which was formed last month, wants

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Kuwait mulls minimum wage law for maids

Kuwait lawmakers are considering a separate law to set a minimum salary for the roughly 560,000 domestic workers in the country and impose rules protecting them from abuse. 'This is the first step. It is a most welcome legislation beca

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Minimum wage for Bahrain expats ruled out

A senior official has ruled out the introduction of a minimum wage for foreign workers, saying it could undermine the country's economy. Labour Ministry legal adviser Dr Abdelbast Abdelmohsen admitted Bahrain saw its cheap and manual l

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Kuwait sets minimum wage for first time

Kuwait on Wednesday introduced a minimum wage of 60 dinars ($208.9) a month, in a move that affects hundreds of thousands of Asian workers. The world's fourth largest oil exporter depends on unskilled foreign labour for cleaning and co

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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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Kuwait mulls wage increase after workers' strike

Inflation-hit Kuwait is considering raising the minimum wage to 40 dinars ($151) after Asian workers staged a strike demanding better pay, state news agency Kuna reported. The Kuwaiti government reached an agreement with Asian workers on M

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Minimum wage for expats 'vital'

The government must introduce a minimum wage for all expatriates to safeguard the rights of Bahrain's foreign labour force, say human rights activists. Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) adviser Abdulnabi Al Ekri said employers continue t

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