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Nepalese delegation draws attention to worker issues

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — A Nepalese parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia to assess the situation of workers from the country, particularly those who are laid off in recent months.


The delegation held wide-ranging talks with Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis, Undersecretary for International Affairs Ziad Al-Sayegh, Undersecretary for Customer Read More

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Tadbeer centres to recruit domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: New centres called Tadbeer will replace domestic worker recruitment agencies by the end of the year, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Wednesday.


Saqr Ghobash said this decision was taken as the services provided by current recruitment agencies often do not meet the needs of both the domestic worker and the employer.


“These new cen Read More

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90-day amnesty period allows illegal workers to return to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH: Undocumented expat workers seeking to correct their status during the new 90-day-amnesty will be able to return to the Kingdom by adhering to legal procedures, the General Directorate of Passports (GDP) announced Monday on their official Twitter account @AlJawazatKSA.
By approaching the Passport Departments to solve their status starting March 29, illegal workers “will

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Saudi labour ministry allows transfer of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry has approved new rules allowing domestic workers to transfer and their dependents to transfer to a new employer.


Under the new measures, reported by Saudi Press Agency, housemaids, drivers and other workers can transfer under a number of circumstances.


These include verification that the sponsor has failed to pay the worker for t Read More

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UAE champions rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE is taking a very significant step forward over the protection of rights for people in domestic employment. Domestic workers have unique working conditions that place them at a serious disadvantage should their employer choose to abuse their rights. They work in close proximity to the employing family with little outside contact, and they do not have standard working terms since ea

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UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: A weekly day off, 30 days of annual paid leave, the right to retain personal documents including passport, ID card and work permit, besides daily rest of at least 12 hours — including at least eight consecutive hours — are among rights that the UAE plans to assure domestic workers.


In a bid to ensure decent working and living conditions for domestic workers, Read More

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Gov’t urged to endorse convention on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A local guest workers’ advocate society is urging the government to endorse the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families to improve their overall situation in the Kingdom. 


In its annual report, “Walled by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions o Read More

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‘Low-paid foreign workers have negative impact on labor market’ | Saudi Gazette

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — Al Yamamah University held its conference on economy entitled “Diversifying Saudi Economy in Light of Vision 2030” in its headquarters in Riyadh on March 1. The conference included many presentations, panel discussions and research in this regard.


Prof. Hussam Ramadan, head of the organizing committee, told the Saudi Gazette “this is the first econo Read More