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Private sector pay boost for Bahrainis

Manama, September 3, 2012

A total of 5,779 Bahraini university and high school graduates working in the private sector have so far benefited from a wage-improvement project, said a top official.

Private firms have approved a minimum BD400 ($1,061) salary for 1,734 university graduates with the support of the Labour Ministry, Assistant Undersecretary Ridha Hubail said.

A batch of 275 university graduates also enjoyed the same pay rise without any support from the ministry, he added.

Under the same scheme, private firms have approved a minimum BD250 salary for 2,722 high school graduates and less - with the support of the ministry.

Meanwhile, 1,048 employees from the same category enjoyed a similar pay rise without any ministry assistance.

The scheme was launched in September 2011 to improve the wages of over 23,000 Bahrainis in the private sector. – TradeArabia News Service




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