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One-stop centres for domestic workers in UAE

A new line of Tadbeer centres providing critical services to domestic workers will be launched in the emirates of Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman under a public-private partnership, a senior official at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisati

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UAE launches new domestic worker insurance plan

The UAE Ministry of Interior has joined hands with Axa Green Crescent to launch a new insurance plan for domestic workers that will protect employers from financial losses when a worker absconds, fails a visa-renewal medical test or dies, said a

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UAE launches new domestic worker insurance plan

The UAE Ministry of Interior has joined hands with Axa Green Crescent to launch a new insurance plan for domestic workers that will protect employers from financial losses when a worker absconds, fails a visa-renewal medical test or dies, said a

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Bahrain sees surge in domestic workers

Domestic  workers account for almost 20 per cent of Bahrain’s expat workforce, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, adding that the number of domestic staff almost trebled since 2004. To read m

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Maids 'forced to work longer during Ramadan'

A leading rights campaigner in Bahrain has claimed that housemaids are being forced to work longer hours during Ramadan. The Migrant Workers Protection Society says many domestic workers suffer from lack of proper rest and nutriti

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Lebanon launches hotline for housemaids to report abuse

Lebanon has launched a 24-hour hotline for female domestic workers to allow them to report abuse or mistreatment and receive help. The country hosts more than 200,000 migrant domestic workers, according to the International Labour

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Better deal for Gulf domestic workers on way

Domestic workers in the Gulf states will receive a better deal from their employers under a new plan that the labour ministers of the countries have agreed. Gulf labour ministers agreed on some minimum terms in the contracts of do

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New Bahrain rules to fight maid mafia

New restrictions on employing foreign domestic workers will be drawn up to combat "mafias" that force women to work as housemaids in Bahrain, said a senior government official. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said that t

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Saudi, India sign key labour deal

India has entered into a labour cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia covering about a quarter of the 28 lakh Indian expatriates working in the kingdom, reports said. The agreement could be the first step towards a comprehensive

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GCC plans new law for domestic workers

Bahrain is expected to enforce a unified GCC law to regulate domestic workers next year, said a senior government official, adding that a team from the Gulf countries was working on finalising the draft law. The legislation aims t

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