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US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.

Amir issues decree law regulating entry, exit and residence of expats

Amir issues decree law regulating entry, exit and residence of expats

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Monday issued Decree Law No. 23 of 2019, amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence.

GM, UAW restart talks as workers take to picket lines

GM, UAW restart talks as workers take to picket lines

Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers are scheduled to restart bargaining Monday to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable US operations.

After GM talks hit impasse, UAW workers to strike as of Sunday night

After GM talks hit impasse, UAW workers to strike as of Sunday night

The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday ...

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law

A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers ...

Workers to get back QR80mn in recruitment fees: SC

Workers to get back QR80mn in recruitment fees: SC

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has said the successful reimbursement of recruitment fees is one of its landmark achievements in the area of workers' welfare ...

SC and BWI publish second workers' welfare progress report

SC and BWI publish second workers' welfare progress report

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the tournament infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar ...

SC's commitment to workers' welfare showcased at UN

SC's commitment to workers' welfare showcased at UN

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has unveiled an exhibition focusing on its commitment to workers' welfare on the sidelines of the 40th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council ...

SC, WCM-Q embrace technology to boost workers’ health

SC, WCM-Q embrace technology to boost workers’ health

State-of-the-art health monitoring technologies will be deployed to track and support the well being of workers on Qatar 2022 construction projects in the next phase of a programme ...

Gunshots, explosion send office workers fleeing in Kenyan capital

Gunshots, explosion send office workers fleeing in Kenyan capital

At least one explosion and sustained gunfire at an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital sent workers fleeing for their lives on Tuesday, an attack claimed by Somali militant group al Shabaab ...

Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greece's largest public sector union staged a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday, demanding wage and pension increases from a government still bound to keeping expenditure in check by its lenders.

QR52.5mn recruitment fees to be paid back to Qatar 2022 workers

QR52.5mn recruitment fees to be paid back to Qatar 2022 workers

Contractors engaged on 2022 FIFA World Cup projects have agreed to reimburse more than QR52.5mn ($14.4mn) to thousands of workers who paid recruitment fees prior to moving to Qatar ...