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Qatari firms ink workers' residential complex pact

Qatar-based Daruna Development has signed a QR800-million ($219.4 million) agreement with Wasita Qatar (Isnad), a subsidiary of the Wasita Group of Companies, for the management of a workers' residental complex. The agreement

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Construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai over pay

Hundreds of foreign construction workers staged a rare public protest outside the opulent Dubai Mall on Tuesday in a pay dispute with their company, witnesses said. Dubai authorities deployed riot police to Sheikh Mohammed bin Ras

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Saudi to deport 27,000 Indonesian workers

Saudi Arabia is set to deport more than 27,000 Indonesian workers, who overstayed their work permits, over the next few weeks, according to a report. The government agencies are working with the Indonesian diplomatic missions in R

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Workers' skills to be tested before UAE entry

The UAE has launched a new pilot project under which 2,500 workers in the construction sector from India, Pakistan and Philippines will have their skills tested before being recruited in the country, said a report. The workers wil

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Gulf Keystone returns all staff to Kurdistan

Oil producer Gulf Keystone Petroleum has returned all staff to its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan after evacuating international contractors from the region due to escalating violence in August.   Production at th

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Mercury Mena wins Qatar MEP contract

Mercury Mena, an international engineering specialist solutions provider, said it has won a major mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract for an integrated workers’ accommodation at Barwa Al Baraha development in Qatar.

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Saudis cushion labour reform with new hours, subsidy

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training while trying to lure its nationals to the private sector with more attractive working conditions. A draft l

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GCC plans tough expatriate blacklist

Foreigners blacklisted by a Gulf country could be denied entry to all GCC states, said Bahrain’s Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan ahead of a ministerial level meeting in Kuwait. Foreigners blacklisted by a Gulf country could be den

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Saudi warning on mid-day work ban violations

Saudi labour officials have warned tough action against those who defy the mid-day work ban after 78 companies were found violating the rule during a surprise raid in the Eastern Province, said a report Officials from the ministry

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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