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Saudi Arabia on track to launch labour courts

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Justice has announced that its plans to launch labour courts early next year are all on track.    Judges are being trained, staff are getting a proper induction and court build

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Labour reforms could raise jobs rate in OECD countries

Bringing labour market policy settings in OECD countries up to those of leading countries raises the aggregate employment rate by 6.5 percentage points by 2040, mostly via higher youth and female employment, helping to promote inclusiveness, a r

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APM Terminals Bahrain signs deal with labour union

APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), has signed a three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with The General Union of Marine Port Labours. The agreement further reinforces its commitment to

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Dubai Industrial Park to offer Wi-Fi in labour village

Dubai Industrial Park has revealed that it will implement Wi-Fi connectivity across all its labour accommodations at highly affordable rates, said a report. This new initiative will benefit more than 14,000 residents across its la

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New contracts for Bahrain housemaids from Oct 1

Bahrain is set to implement a new contract for domestic workers starting from October 1, under which employers seeking to hire a housemaid must declare, among other things, the nature of the job, working hours and weekly day off, reported The Gu

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Bahrain to inspect labour accommodations

Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has announced that it will start inspecting labour accommodations in Hoora and Gudaibiya areas of Manama. This follows the directives from His Royal Highne

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Bahrain workforce doubles in 11 years

The number of people employed in Bahrain has nearly doubled in the last 11 years, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, citing latest government data. To read further, please visit

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Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Saturday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party. K

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Labour slips in UK local polls, Corbyn under pressure

Britain's opposition Labour Party looks set to lose ground in regional and local elections, partial results showed on Friday, pointing to a dip in support that could challenge the authority of the party's leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Saudi eyes new quotas, incentives to cut unemployment

Saudi Arabia's government plans a new set of labour quotas and incentives to reduce unemployment as it tries to wean its economy off oil exports, Labour Minister Mufrej Al-Haqbani said. The changes are part of a wider reform p

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