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Labour ministry announces summer working hours

Labour ministry announces summer working hours

Work done in open workplaces should not be longer than five hours in the morning and must stop from 11:30 am to 3pm.

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer.

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Rickshaw pullers slowly fade from India's streets

Rickshaw pullers slowly fade from India's streets

Kolkata is one of the last places on earth where pulled rickshaws still feature in daily life, but Mohammad Maqbool Ansari is among a dying breed still eking a living from this back-breaking labour.

Doha to host Fifth Labour and Workers Conference

Doha to host Fifth Labour and Workers Conference

The Fifth Labour and Workers Conference will be held in Doha on May 1, organisers announced on Tuesday.

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braced Monday for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting sectors from energy to garbage collection as President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda comes up against resistance.

Qatar 2022 will honour workers' rights, says  ITUC head

Qatar 2022 will honour workers' rights, says ITUC head

Sharan Burrow, general secretary, ITUC, said Doha was committed to scrapping the exploitative system of sponsored labour which affects 2mn migrant workers in the Gulf state.

Al-Nuaimi meets former Nepalese minister Lakhak

Al-Nuaimi meets former Nepalese minister Lakhak

During the meeting, the two sides talked about bilateral relations and ways to strengthen and support them, and also held discussions on issues of common interest.

New Zealand's PM-designate makes climate change priority

New Zealand's PM-designate makes climate change priority

Jacinda Ardern gave a glimpse about what the country can expect from the new coalition, with policy agreements to be released early next week.

India Nobel winner in new campaign for abused and trafficked children

India Nobel winner in new campaign for abused and trafficked children

Bruised and battered from previous campaigns against child labour, India's Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi hopes one million people will join his latest drive starting Monday -- against the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.

May fends off jokes about her future before summer break

May fends off jokes about her future before summer break

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May batted off jokes about her weakened government on Wednesday during her final parliamentary grilling before escaping for the summer recess.

UK's Labour seeks to woo voters with prospect of VAT cuts

UK's Labour seeks to woo voters with prospect of VAT cuts

Britain's opposition Labour Party will offer voters in Thursday's election the prospect of a cut in value-added tax, the party's top finance official John McDonnell was quoted as saying by a newspaper.