Added on 30/03/2014
James M. Dorsey
Asia , Employment , European parliament , Fifa World Cup , Kafala System , Labor , Labour movement , Politics , Qatar , Qatari Government , Richard Howitt , the World Cup , Trade union
JAMES M. DORSEY: With pressure mounting by the day the Qatari authorities are set to announce a huge set of changes to the kafala system
Added on 02/12/2013
Amman , Basima Fayez , Domestic worker , Indonesia , Jordan , Labor , Linda Kalash , Middle East , Social Issues
SAWSAN MORRAR: It’s a problem that’s growing by the day but little appears to be done to address the issue of underage domestic workers in Jordan
Added on 08/11/2013
Rob L. Wagner
Abdulmeneem Al-Shehri , Asia , Geography of Saudi Arabia , Illegal immigration , Jeddah , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues
ROB L. WAGNER: Although it had been widely anticipated the scale of the recent crackdown in the Kingdom has surprised many people
Added on 23/06/2013
Child labour , Children's rights , Crimes against humanity , Domestic worker , Ethics , Exploitation , Human trafficking , International criminal law , International Labor Organization , Labor , Labor rights , Slavery , Social Issues , Sociology , United Nations
Last night at the hotel lobby of an Arab Gulf country, a family walked in aiming for the westernized café that sells everything but Arabic coffee. The mother seemed distant as she pressed buttons on her smart phone. The father looked tired as he buffed away on his cigarette, and a whole band of children […]
Added on 24/04/2013
Common Ground News Service
Arab world , Business/Finance , Cairo , Cairo University , EFE-Egypt , Egypt , Electronic commerce , Labor , Middle East , North Africa , Politics of Egypt , Protests in Egypt , Shahinaz Ahmed , Souq.com , Western Asia
MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: The natural entrepreneurial spirit of many young Egyptians is being fashioned and directed in novel ways.
Added on 08/04/2013
Rob L. Wagner
Crimes , Human migration , Ibrahim Muhammad , Illegal immigration , Labor , Law/Crime , Ministry of Interior
ROB L. WAGNER: Social media channels in the Kingdom have been alive with chit chat surrounding the new visa rules.
Added on 23/03/2013
James M. Dorsey
Doha , Fifa World Cup , Labor , Qatar , Trade union
Qatar's soccer league, in a break with a reluctance among Gulf states to give their largely expatriate majorities a sense of belonging, is next month organizing the region's first cup for foreign workers' teams.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Qatar’s soccer league is next month organizing the region’s first cup for foreign workers’ teams – and is part of an effort to improve working and living conditions in the country.
Added on 13/03/2013
Business , Economic growth , Economics , L-3 Communications Titan Corporation , Labor , Labor economics , Manufacturing , Maurice Taylor , Middle East , Productivity , Saudi Arabia , Tax , Unemployment , Welfare
STEVE ROYSTON: Workers in the Middle East may be forgiven for pointing out the double standards of Western economists when discussing the issue of productivity
Added on 29/01/2013
Asia , House of Saud , Labor , Middle East , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Western Asia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A substantial number of expat workers went on strike in Riyadh this week. It’s indicative of larger issues beneath the surface
Added on 10/01/2013
Adel Fakieh , Council of Ministers , Ghazi al-Gosaibi , Islam , Labor , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Social services
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Some clerics have taken it upon themselves to invoke the power of prayer to invite not just professional failure but for the demise of individuals
Added on 13/12/2012
Adel Fakieh , Employment , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A novel approach to solving Saudi Arabia’s ‘national employment’ issue has been suggested by a writer on an Arabic daily
Added on 13/06/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Doha , Doha Olympics , Energy , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Geneva , Human rights , Human Rights Watch , International Labor Organization , International Olympic Committee , International Trade Union Confederation , Labor , labor minister , Middle East , Olympics , Olympics 2020 , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Sarah Leah Whitson , Sharan Burrow , Worker's Rights
JAMES M. DORSEY: The publication of a new report examining worker conditions in Qatar ups the ante for the authorities.
Added on 01/06/2012
2010 World Cup , 2018 World Cup , 2022 World Cup , Asian Football Confederation , Bloomberg , Caribbean Football Union , Doha Olympics , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Geneva , International Criminal Court , International Labor Organization , International Olympic Committee , International Trade Union Confederation , Jack Warner , Labor , labor minister , Law , Libya , Mark Pieth , Mohammed bin Hammam , Olympics , Olympics 2020 , Omar al-Bashir , President , Qatar , Russia , Sepp Blatter , Sharan Burrow , Sudan , Villaggio
JAMES DORSEY: Critics are asserting Qatari building standards are shoddy and cast doubt on the safety standards of stadiums…
Added on 04/05/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Bahrain , Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Mellon University’s campus , Doha , East Africa , Emir , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Formula 1 , Gulf Cooperation Council , Hassan al Thawadi , International Labor Organization , International Trade Union Confederation , Kuwait , Labor , labor minister , Malaysia , Middle East , North Africa , Oman , Prime Minister , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Qatar 2022 recruitment , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Sharan Burrow , Supreme Committee , Trade Unions , United Arab Emirates
JAMES DORSEY: According to the ITUC “workers are dying in Qatar as they build World Cup stadiums, suffering large scale exploitation every day.
Added on 26/11/2011
Employment , Jeddah , Labor , Middle East , oil prices , Saudi Arabia , United Kingdom , United States
ABU MOHAMMED: The initiative to limit the amount of money expats can send home is another diversion away from the real issues.
Added on 13/09/2011
Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh , Adel Fakieh , Employment , guard , Jeddah , Labor , Riyadh , Salesman , Saudi Arabia , Women
LAYLAH: “Are you sure it’s your size, we also have them in XL…,”the man says. ‘Does my arse look that big in this abaya?’, the woman thinks to herself…
Added on 24/08/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah , Banking , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Saudization , Shoura Council
ROB L. WAGNER: “We find ourselves sometimes forced to hire Saudis who aren’t qualified,” Jaad says, noting that some Saudis simply walk off the job without finishing their contract…
Added on 09/04/2011
America , Battle of the Boyne , Bristol , Cambridge , Churchill , David Cameron , Florida , Germany , India , Ireland , irrigation systems , Islamabad , Israel , Japan , Jesus , Kashmir , Labor , Oxford , Pakistan , Prime Minister , South Asia , The Telegraph , Tony Blair , United Kingdom , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: If by expressing disapproval of past wrong-doings we are saying we will not condone such acts now, is that apology not worth making?
Added on 10/12/2010
Adel Fakieh , Banking , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Information Technology , Jeddah , Labor , Ministry of Education , Norah Al-Faiz , Saudi Arabia , Women in the workplace , Women's issues
AMERICAN BEDU: A forum held recently in Jeddah addressed issues of real concern to Saudi women. But will anything concrete come from the ‘talk fest’?