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554 workers arrested for labour law violation in Oman

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Workers violating the labour law were arrested by the Ministry of Manpower and other authorities last week.

According to the weekly index report issued by the ministry, of 554 workers arrested between 6 and 12 November 2016, 432 were commercial sector workers, followed by 71 domestic workers and 51 agricultural sector workers.

Investigations r

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UAE missions in Delhi and Kerala start new UAE visa system

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE Consulate General in Kerala has started issuing employment visas to some categories of prospective Indian employees coming to the UAE under a newly introduced system, a senior official told Gulf News on Monday.


The prospective domestic help and blue-collar workers can directly collect the employment visa from the consulate by submitting a reference numb Read More

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800 domestic workers complete course on entrepreneurship

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: Can Filipino domestic workers become the next wave of entrepreneurs in their home country?


Joan Francisco, 30, a nanny here for two years, offers a hint. The mother of one started dabbling in stocks trading three months ago using an online platform.


She sets aside Dh100 per month and invests it in a long-term stocks fund which she hopes would one day fund the college Read More

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Saudi cabinet approves hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Saudi cabinet approved on Monday the hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers as part of an agreement between the two states, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The decision will address the shortage of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia after the ban of some nationalities to fill such posts.

The ban was imposed by Saudi Arabia and other countries that have been demandin

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Run away workers won’t be allowed to enter KSA

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — Workers who run away from their sponsors and declared Huroob will never be allowed to return to the Kingdom, Al-Madina Arabic daily quoted Director of Makkah passports police Maj. Gen. Khalafallah Al-Tuwairqi as saying on Sunday.


He said that any expat who runs away from Saudi sponsor (Huroob) will be fined SR100,000, deported and banned from entering the Kingdom ag Read More

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Saudi reveals new measure to regulate foreign worker recruitment - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has announced a new measure to better regulate the recruitment of foreign workers.


The kingdom’s cabinet has approved plans to set up labour attaché offices at its embassies in Egypt, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.


The seven countries currently account for the largest number of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia inc Read More

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Job visa fees for expats to rise by 50 per cent in Oman

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Job visa fees for expatriate workers will be increased by 50 per cent, the Ministry of Manpower has announced.

The new fee structure will come into effect soon, according to the official, who said it will become law when it is published in the official gazette.

The change in fee structure was announced by the Ministry of Manpower on its offici

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Chaos as domestics go for medical test

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: Subsequent to the recent decision requiring domestic workers to undergo medical test each time they renew their residency, the Expatriate Workers Medical Service Center has been witness to a large number of visitors.


Many of them voiced dissatisfaction on the unprecedented anarchy and congestion saying the decision has compelled domestic workers to visit the me Read More