RIYADH — A lot of Muslim migrant workers, especially domestic labor, are keen on being employed in the Kingdom, to live near the holy cities and get a chance to perform Haj. Female domestic workers especially seize the opportunity of being in close proximity to Makkah and Madinah as well as having the financial means to support their journey.Read More
As of June 2017 there will be no Indonesian domestic workers in the UAE. Indonesian government sources were quoted earlier this week by Al Hayat Arabic newspaper as saying that 700,000 domestic workers - maids and drivers - will be recalled from the Middle East.Read More
KUALA LUMPUR: Medical experts are calling for the regular screening of foreign workers to combat the rise in leprosy cases. National Leprosy Control Centre (NLCC) deputy director Dr Sa’iah Abdullah said some migrants would have contracted leprosy, but the symptoms might not be detected during medical screening because the disease had an incubation period of up to five years.Read More
Muscat: Oman has to set up labour courts to settle worker-employer disputes exclusively, said a top official from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
“Oman’s new labour laws are critical for protecting the rights of workers. But a law without compliance will fail to generate a productive culture for both businesses and labour,” Sha
It came as a shock to many when two Nepali women—a 26 and 48-year-old—recently disclosed that they had been used as “sex-slaves” in Gurgaon, India.
Even more appalling was that the accused was a high-profile Saudi diplomat based in New Delhi. The duo, lured into foreign employment by a village agent with the promise of jobs as housemaids, in Saudi Arabia, w Read More