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Syrian workers in lebanon

Unemployment crisis: Syria’s downtrodden flock to Lebanon for work

Huddled under Beirut's concrete bridges and around street corners are thousands of Syrian men who have left home and crossed the border in recent months in the hope of finding work as day labourers.

May 26, 2012 9:44
 
Serious about safety? Not serious enough

Serious about safety? Not serious enough

New efforts are being made to encourage UAE companies to make their workplaces safer. But Sam Potter thinks that businesses probably need a bit more than ‘encouragement.’

June 27, 2010 12:44
 
Special report: Ferreting out fakes

Special report: Ferreting out fakes

Counterfeit wristwatches and handbags used to be restricted to back alleys. But these products are now swamping the Internet on a massive scale.

June 20, 2010 11:38
 

Saudi Police break up protest by sacked employees

Former employees 'caused chaos' in hospital.

June 16, 2010 3:20
 
World Cup’s workers face unemployment

World Cup’s workers face unemployment

The business end of the World Cup will end soon for an estimated 400,000 South African workers, as their temporary work concludes with the start of the tournament.

June 9, 2010 3:03
 

Saudi ministry bans working in sun

Ministerial decree preventing companies from making employees work under the sun between 12 and 3 in July and August in force from next year.

June 8, 2010 3:32
 
The expat invasion

The expat invasion

Recently released figures from the National Bureau of Statistics paint a revealing portrait of the UAE today, not least the division of economic activity between expats and nationals.

May 30, 2010 1:01
 
Egyptian workers protest against low wages

Egyptian workers protest against low wages

Hundreds gather in Cairo to demand increase in minimum wage, chanting slogans against the government and president.

May 3, 2010 4:49
 
Making tea and Facebooking…

Making tea and Facebooking…

Welcome to an average office worker’s life in the UAE (and probably the rest of the world).

January 24, 2010 2:38
 
India trying to bridge the Gulf

India trying to bridge the Gulf

The Indian government has been trying to persuade Gulf countries to set minimum wages for its workers in the GCC, but it has been unsuccessful so far.

December 14, 2009 2:32
 
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