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Amend labour code to benefit workers: Bahrain Trade Union

The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions has in a statement called upon the Government of Bahrain to ratify the new convention of ILO No 190, and thus realize a precedence in the workers’ legislation, compatible with its precedence in amending Labor Code by introducing the new article against perpetrators of violence and harassment to the law. From GFBTU on ... Read More »

Workers change the world

The president of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament reflects on her retirement at the forthcoming elections and on the battles to come. On May 1st we celebrate the achievements of workers throughout the world and renew our commitment to the struggle for workers’ rights and against exploitation. I will be one of the many rallying on May Day ... Read More »

Domestic workers are the slaves of modern Asia.

Singapore case of the worker from Myanmar who was forced to eat own vomit and barred from using toilet has again laid bare Asia’s toxic reliance on cheap labour Experts say some live in slave-like conditions and all grapple with a lack of legal protection, with society unwilling to change its perception of these women Raquel Carvalho OVER 10 MONTHS, ... Read More »

Garment workers demand withdrawal of false cases

Dhaka, Jan 18 – ‘Bangladesh Garments Sromik Songhoti’ on Friday formed a human chain in front of the national press club in the capital and demanded the withdrawal of false cases against their fellows, which have filled after the protest and urged for the increase in the wages of the garment workers. They also demanded the trial of a killed ... Read More »

Platform work – Breaking barriers or breaking bad?

If you’ve ever ordered a taxi through an app, taken a pizza delivery from a guy on a bike or searched a website for a plumber to unblock your drain, you’ve probably witnessed platform work first hand. The ability to order a service online is quickly becoming a commonplace and platform work is clearly filling a gap in the market. ... Read More »

Riyadh warns of $27,000 fine for transporting, employing illegals

Saudi Arabia’s Directorate of Passports has warned citizens and residents that they face up to six months in prison and a fine of SAR100,000 ($26,656) for trafficking or employing visa violators. The announcement comes as the kingdom continues a crackdown on those in breach of residence, labour and border security laws that has netted more than 1.25 million people since ... Read More »

Workers, activists mark May Day with defiant rallies

Workers and activists marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies to demand their government address labor issues. International Workers’ Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to confrontations. A look at some of the events around the world: Read More »

Riyadh to bar foreign workers from some sectors

Saudi Arabia has no intention of slowing down its plans to bar foreign workers from some roles, the kingdom’s labour minister has said. Ali Al-Ghafis made the remarks during a meeting with the heads of Saudi chambers of commerce and industry this week, according to Arabic newspaper Makkah. During the session the Council of Saudi Chambers warned that some companies ... Read More »

Call to scrap levy on foreign workers

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council is set to meet with senior government officials amid concerns a new fee on foreign employees could kill off up to 40 per cent of the kingdom’s small and medium enterprises. Local reports suggest that the Council of Saudi Chambers has also called for meeting with labour minister Ali Al-Ghafis to ask for the levy, which ... Read More »