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Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in UK election

Prime Minister David Cameron won an emphatic election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters. The

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UK Conservatives return to power, Labour concedes defeat

Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are set to govern Britain for another five years after an unexpectedly strong showing, but may have to grapple with renewed calls for Scottish independence after nationalists surged.

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Training specialist wins key award in Bahrain

Lamis Al Saif, a senior training specialist at the Specific Council for Training in Hospitality (SCHT), has been honoured by the Labour Ministry for 'long-standing contribution to human resource development in the industry'.

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Labour rights set to be highlighted in Bahrain

Rights of women in the workforce and expatriate labourers will be highlighted this weekend, as unionists prepare to host a series of Labour Day activities. The country's two main trade unions - General Federation of Bahrain Tr

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Bahrain mulls legalising 'free visa' labour

A study is being carried out to assess the feasibility of legalising the status of tens of thousands of foreign nationals working illegally in Bahrain, said a report. They are referred to as 'free visa' workers and often

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Saudi labour legislation changes to boost Saudisation

Saudi Arabia’s Labour Ministry has made 38 amendments to the kingdom’s labour legislation recently including more training for Saudi workers, longer fixed-term contracts and greater inspection powers for ministry officials, according

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New watchdog to monitor workers’ housing in Bahrain

Activists have pledged to set up a watchdog to monitor the implementation of new rules regulating labour accommodation in Bahrain. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, reported yesterday (March 31) on a Cabi

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Tamkeen hosts ‘Discover Opportunities’ event for students

Bahrain’s labour fund Taken organised an initiative aimed at providing guidance and mentoring to students and entrants into the labour market, as part of its efforts to directly reach out and engage with the public. At the &

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Bahrain scraps proposed change to labour law

A proposed change to the law that would have forced employers to release expatriate staff before Bahrainis in the event of financial difficulties or restructuring has been scrapped. The Shura Council pulled the plug on the amendment to

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Bahrain’s labour union federation revamp underway

A major shake-up of Bahrain's largest trade union federation is underway. The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU), which until 2012 was the only labour federation in Bahrain, currently has more than 60 separate

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