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Gulf countries agree foreign maids’ weekly off, overtime

Gulf countries agree foreign maids’ weekly off, overtime

Gulf countries today agreed minimum facilities for domestic workers including weekly holiday, annual leave and overtime pay in view of the widely criticised working condition for over 2.4 million foreign maids living there including from Bangladesh. The move came during a meeting between Gulf labour ministers and their Asian counterparts in Kuwait city on...

2 Bangladeshis killed in UAE

Two Bangladeshi workers died after falling from an under construction building at Sharjah city of United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, reported The Gulf News. The details of the victims, however, were not available in the report.  One of them was identified as MHA, 40, who died on the spot while the second unidentified worker succumbed to his injuries at Al Qassimi hospital. Contacted, AKM Mizanur Rahman, first secretary (labour) at Bangladesh Consulate in Dubai, could not confirm the incident today. A case has...

Migrant rights activists call for abolishing Kafala system in the Gulf

Migrant rights activists call for abolishing Kafala system in the Gulf

Migrant rights activists have called for abolishing sponsorship system to better protection of foreign workers from rights violations in Gulf countries. In Gulf, the sponsorship system is known as Kafala, under which employers confiscate passports of the workers and restrict their freedom to switch jobs. Migrant workers are often forced to work in hazardous environment...

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