Clampdown on ‘hourly maids’

Written by: Raji Unnikrishnan
Employment agencies illegally offering housemaids by the hour face a crackdown from authorities, despite a leading workers’ rights activist’s calls to legalise the practice. Responding to recent reports of agency cars driving around Manama advertising ‘housemaid services on hourly basis’, Labour Ministry Under-Secretary Sabah Al Dossary told the GDN that these businesses were circumventing the law by cutting deals with third-party cleaning companies. Continue reading

Summer Ban Implemented

More than 98 per cent of companies in the Kingdom have implemented the Labour Ministry’s ‘Summer Work Ban,’ which came into effect by the beginning of the month. Labour Ministry Undersecretary Sabah Al Dossary stated on Tuesday that the ministry officials paid inspection visits to 3077 establishments last week. Continue reading