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Migrant labor exploitation? Average cost of construction labor drops further in UAE.

The average cost of construction labor fell 6.5 per cent month-on-month in November 2013. The average cost of construction labor ... of construction labor dropped on the back of declines in the wages of electricians by 11.1 per cent and 8.3 per ...

24/12/2013 - 09:23 - comment 0

A shift away from modern day slavery? More impending labour reforms for Qatari migrant workers

of expatriate workers and labor laws of the country, the government of Qatar has announced several changes to its labor system. Reacting to international backlash about the treatment of expatriate workers and labor laws of the country, the government of Qatar has announced several changes ...

18/05/2014 - 11:50 - comment 0

Saudi labor ministry records 13,000 post-amnesty violations

The Saudi Ministry of Labor recently tackled 2,034 cases of expatriates not working for their sponsors, according to a deputy labor minister. The Saudi Ministry of Labor recently tackled 2,034 cases of expatriates not working for their sponsors, ...

19/02/2014 - 09:36 - comment 0

Saudi Arabia still going hard at labor market overhaul

A senior Labor Ministry official said Saturday that the ministry would continue its campaign against violators of residency and labor laws in a systematic manner in its bid to overhaul the Kingdom’s labor ... inspections carried out by the Labor Office on the basis of specific information it has received.” Since ...

12/01/2014 - 17:59 - comment 0

The limits of the 'welfare state': Ethiopians face dismal work conditions in Kuwait

laborers face deportation or can even lose their jobs for demanding their rights. Scores of Ethiopians demonstrated in front of Labor Office in the Capital Governorate against their cleaning company demanding labor and legal rights, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The laborers were ...

31/10/2013 - 11:46 - comment 0

Labor’s Central Committee Votes to Support Barak for Premier

The Labor Party Central Committee passed a snap ... followers were plotting a "grab" at the prime ministerial candidacy. Labor secretary-general ... election."  The chairman of Labor's constitution committee, attorney Hanan Meltzer, took the podium ...

19/05/2010 - 10:10 - comment 0

Saudisation may harm construction sector

New labor laws have forced nearly 50 percent of the laborers to quit the construction sector altogether, according to local experts. Most of the laborers are craftsmen. New labor laws have forced nearly 50 percent of the laborers to quit ...

05/06/2013 - 11:25 - comment 0

Saudi Arabia unveils new set of labor sponsorship laws

Labor Ministry spokesman Tayseer Al-Mufarrej said ... their date of application, a senior official from the Ministry of Labor has announced. Labor Ministry ... to a new sponsor at the Interior Ministry,” he said.According to the new labor regulation, workers have ...

20/08/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

Unholy labor inspection campaign sweeps Mecca

The Interior and Labor ministries have stepped up their campaign to drive out residency and labor rule violators across the Kingdom after arresting nearly 8,500 foreigners in the Makkah region over the past two months. The Interior and Labor ...

19/08/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

Expensive Saudization: Labour Ministry asks for $4 billion in labor reforms

Saudi Ministry of Labor is asking the government to spend SR14.9 billion ($4.0 billion) annually on labor market reform and steps to move Saudi citizens into private sector jobs , the ministry said ... website. The goal of labor policy is full employment of the Saudi workforce, the report stated.The Saudi ...

06/09/2014 - 21:59 - comment 0