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Workers burn Saudi Binladin buses over reported layoffs

Protests over unpaid salaries and reported retrenchment of more than 50,000 foreign workers at  leading construction group Saudi Binladin took an ugly turn on Saturday when the disgruntled workers burnt company buses in Makkah, said a repor

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Saudi Binladin terminates 50,000 jobs - report

Construction company Saudi Binladin Group has laid off 50,000 staff, a newspaper reported on Friday, as pressure on the industry rises amid government spending cuts to survive an era of cheap oil. The total workforce at Binladin,

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Imdaad opens new staff accommodation in Dubai

Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, waste, and energy management solutions in the GCC, has officially opened its new staff accommodation in Jebel Ali that is set to house its 3,000 employees. Manzeli (Arabic for M

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Kuwait oil, gas workers end three-day strike

Kuwaiti oil and gas workers have ended a three-day strike that had temporarily cut the Opec member's crude production by nearly half, the trade union said in a statement posted on its Twitter account. "In honour of his hi

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Kuwait oil workers to push ahead with strike

Kuwaiti oil workers will go ahead with a strike starting on Sunday, their union head said, rejecting an offer from the state oil company to suspend the implementation of public sector pay reforms.   Kuwait Petrol

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Qatar completes housing complex for workers

Qatar's public works authority (Ashghal) has completed the construction of a 58,586 sq m residential complex for workers at the Doha Industrial Area and is due to hand over the facility to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.  

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Death by overwork on the rise in Japan

Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or "karoshi", a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering "salary man" that is increasingly afflicting young and female

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Death by overwork on the rise in Japan

Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or "karoshi", a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering "salary man" that is increasingly afflicting young and female

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UAE tops global averages for worker engagement

Engagement and satisfaction levels of UAE workers are significantly above global averages, with 20 per cent of the workers being highly engaged and highly satisfied, according to a new report. High workplace satisfaction positivel

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KAEC completes new residential complex for workers

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), a special economic zone on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast, has announced the completion of Phase One of The Village, an integrated housing complex for employees and supervisors working at its Industrial Vall

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