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Abu Dhabi to build sports complex for workers

January 21, 2018

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has signed contracts worth Dh87 million ( 24 million) for infrastructure development activities in the city said a report. These include agreement for construction and oper... View more

2,000 Indian construction workers stranded in Kuwait

January 3, 2018

At least 2 000 construction workers from India have been stranded in Kuwait for months with their visas expired and no money to return home as their employer Kharafi National a leading construction co... View more

Qatar JV signs landmark agreement on workers rights

November 21, 2017

Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) on Tuesday (November 21) officially signed a landmark agreement with QDVC a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investments Company and Vinci Co... View more

Valtrans to open new workers' accommodation in Dubai

November 20, 2017

Valtrans Transportation Systems and Services is set to open a five-star accommodation for its employees at Dubai Investment Park. The five-storey building which boasts 168 rooms besides other key faci... View more

Renaissance sets up residential complex for workers

November 15, 2017

Renaissance Services a leading international facilities management and service solutions company has announced the opening of its new turnkey project - Renaissance Village Duqm - a 16 960-bed facility... View more

Qatar JV in deal to protect construction workers' rights

November 12, 2017

Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) is set to sign a major agreement with QDVC a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investments Company and Vinci Construction Grands projects and ... View more

Kuwait awards workers' cities project contract

October 25, 2017

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects in collaboration with Kuwait Municipality has awarded contracts to five major consortia led by leading regional players in the construction sector for develop... View more

Heat stress 'a major worry for Mena workers'

July 20, 2017

With the infrastructure spend in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region set to top 280 billion by 2018 heat stress remains a major concern for the UAE region said an industry expert citing BMI... View more

Six Construct provides cooling towels to workers

July 12, 2017

Six Construct a subsidiary of the BESIX Group and one of the largest Belgian construction companies operating in the Middle East introduced a Safe Summer Working Campaign which includes providing cool... View more

Qatar to build $151m residential complex for workers

July 11, 2017

Manateq a leading developer of special economic zones and logistics parks in Qatar said it has joined forces with Ismail Bin Ali Group (IBA) to build a new residential complex for workers at Ras Bufon... View more

Kuwait to build new city for expat workers

July 1, 2017

Kuwait will soon invite bids for a project to build a new city in the Northern Al-Jahra governorate of the country that can accommodate nearly 20 000 expatriate workers said a report. The Southwest Al... View more

UAE office workers 'go mobile' to boost productivity

May 31, 2017

UAE office workers are increasingly looking to mobile communications solutions to collaborate and communicate more efficiently according to a research commissioned by IT solutions provider Avaya. More... View more

Jafza, Danube opens classroom for unskilled workers

May 28, 2017

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) a DP World Company and the UAE s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa (MEA) has formally opened its first classroom to train and develop u... View more

3 workers killed at Qatar construction site

May 17, 2017

Three workers have been killed and several others injured in an incident at the construction site of a Qatar Armed Forces project reported the state news agency QNA. Citing the Ministry of Defence QNA... View more

Abu Dhabi TDIC workers' village gets top honours

May 8, 2017

Abu Dhabi s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) said its large-scale housing complex for staff working on Saadiyat Island projects has been named as best and happiest workers village in th... View more

ZonesCorp takes part in 'Happy Workers' event

May 7, 2017

ZonesCorp the Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones in Abu Dhabi recently participated in an event for workers organised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization at the Workers... View more

Xpress Money offers financial literacy to 125,000 workers

April 13, 2017

Xpress Money one of the world s leading money transfer brands has reached out to over 125 000 blue collar workers across the GCC providing them with focused financial literacy training over the last t... View more

Indian ambassador visits workers villages in Abu Dhabi

April 8, 2017

Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri and first secretary Dinesh Kumar accompanied ZonesCorp director general Saeed Eisa Al Khyeli last week took a tour of two workers residential cites in M... View more

ZonesCorp launches sale of workers residential city

March 15, 2017

ZonesCorp the largest developer and operator of purpose-built industrial zones in the UAE has announced that the first part of Razeen Worker Residential City - Razeen A will be offered to investors in... View more

Bahrain must set up townships for expat workers

January 7, 2017

Bahraini authorities have been called to set up labour townships away from capital Manama to accommodate thousands of expat workers including those without proper documents reported the Gulf Daily New... View more

Jafza celebrates ‘Workers Day’

December 27, 2016

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) a DP World company and the UAE s flagship trade and logistics hub recently organised a day of entertainment activities and informative sessions for workers residing in its ... View more

Qatar readies 'cool' helmets for World Cup 2022 workers

December 21, 2016

Qatar s 2022 World Cup Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) said it plans to introduce a new solar powered cooling helmet for workers on its projects during the summer months when temperatur... View more

Qatar plans big housing communities for workers

November 10, 2016

Qatar government has announced plans to offer quality housing for 32 000 workers through development of fully-integrated full service and well-thought-out communities across the country said a report.... View more

Emerson helps UAE workers beat the summer heat

November 7, 2016

Emerson a global leader in technology and engineering said it had collaborated with Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to provide more than 1 100 labourers and security staff ... View more

Oil workers reject Petrobras offer

October 10, 2016

Brazil s largest oil workers federation said its members voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer from Petroleo Brasileiro or Petrobras and were preparing for a possible strike. Leaders of the ... View more

Kuwait oil and gas workers end strike

April 25, 2016

Kuwaiti oil and gas workers last week ended a three-day strike that had temporarily cut the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) member s crude production by nearly half the trade ... View more

Oil workers may face the axe but employment still grows

March 28, 2016

Throughout the Houston s Baytown area an estimated 8 billion worth of projects is expected to be finished this year and another 22 billion completed in 2017. This has all propped up employment in Texa... View more

Exxon, workers approve pact

July 6, 2015

Union workers at ExxonMobil s Beaumont Texas refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-... View more

BP plant workers end strike

May 18, 2015

Striking workers at BP s Whiting Indiana refinery ratified a new four-year contract formally ending a three-month work stoppage said the president of the United Steelworkers (USW) local chapter repres... View more

Workers at Motiva okay deal

March 23, 2015

More than 700 union workers at the largest US refinery unanimously approved a new contract in a vote at their union hall in Port Arthur Texas said union officials. The United Steelworkers union (USW) ... View more

Libyan oil begins to flow even as foreign workers wait

October 9, 2011

SCRIBBLED in blue marker in Arabic on the walls of Brega oil terminal is a message meant to cheer returning workers: Gaddafi is gone and the place has been checked. Oil production has restarted in som... View more

Total plant workers end strike

March 1, 2010

A week-long refinery strike that threatened fuel supply in France and drew in President Nicolas Sarkozy has ended Total said. Workers at five of Total s six French refineries voted to end their protes... View more

Bapco honours diligent, loyal Bahraini workers

January 18, 2010

Thirty-nine Bahrainis were honoured by Bapco for their hard work dedication and loyalty to the company. The employees from the engineering exploration and petroleum engineering finance and information... View more

Refinery safety survey ‘unfair portrayal’ says workers union

December 6, 2007

American Petroleum Institute officials said a United Steelworkers union survey critical of refinery safety doesn t represent the situation at all 149 US refineries. We think it s an unfair portrayal o... View more

Hi-tech ways to protect workers

March 4, 2007

Crowcon s intrinsically safe Detective free-standing transportable gas detector has been granted IECEx and ATEX certification for use in temperatures up to 50 deg C. This makes it ideal for use in exp... View more

3M respirators breathe fresh life into workers' comfort

September 23, 2002

Twenty-five years ago 3M responded to customer needs with new technology and by introducing the first NIOSH-approved maintenance-free respirator which quickly grew into a family of filtering and elast... View more



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