Tag: labour

Redressing the wronged employees

Redressing the wronged employees

21 Jan, '128 Comments

In this country, over a thousand have been dismissed from their positions for doing nothing other than expressing their opinions. Quite a number were fired for simply being Shi’a. My head just cannot get around this. Disregard, for the moment, the fact the as many households have been disadvantaged directly due to this despicable practice, […]

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Bahrain’s Shame

Bahrain’s Shame

14 Aug, '1110 Comments

I love it when our enlightened officials use the severely broken record of “we’re a democracy” while they literally sign off on the destitution of their own countrymen for daring to exercise their democratic rights. To add insult to injury, even when the land’s King orders, orders their re-instatement, they completely ignore that royal order […]

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Pulling out, and it’s about time

Pulling out, and it’s about time

8 Nov, '094 Comments

I applaud the Indonesian government for doing something concrete to protect their citizens, even resorting to a ban against some Middle Eastern countries form employing them owing to the various abuses they suffered from. I wonder if other labour exporters will do likewise. And if they do, I think we will be in the centre […]

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The abduction of the Bahraini businessperson

The abduction of the Bahraini businessperson

1 Jul, '0812 Comments

I thought that come July 1st, Bahraini companies could hire and fire at will – well, within reason – and essentially hire whom they need to grow, rather than who are foisted upon them simply to make their quota with Bahraini workers. Well, I think I might have been mistaken: Come July 1, employers in […]

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Chicken for lunch?

Chicken for lunch?

11 Feb, '0878 Comments

I’m not sure what those “guest workers” are complaining about. Really. They just hear a rumour by the Indian Ambassador that his country is planning a minimum wage for their citizens working in the Gulf for BD100 ($265) a month, and they automatically think that they should be included in that new criteria. Not only […]

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