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  • 35,000 work permits issued to domestic helpers this year
    35,000 work permits issued to domestic helpers this year
    The Labour Ministry has issued 35,000 work permits to domestic helpers so far this year, generating JD11 million in fees.
    Bangladeshis constituted 44 per cent of the total number of those who obtained the permits, followed by Filipinos at 32 per cent.

  • Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage
    Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage
    America’s fast food workers are planning their biggest strike to date this Thursday, with a nationwide walkout in protest at low wages and poor healthcare.
    The strike is the latest in a series of increasingly heated confrontations between fast food firms and their workers. Pressure is also mounting on McDonald’s, the largest fast food company, over its relations with its workers and franchisees.

  • Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital
    Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital
    Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday.
    Sierra Leone's government is struggling to cope with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, that has killed more than 1,550 people across West Africa, with the rate of infection still rising.

  • Five Thousand Mine Workers Strike in Protest against Arrest of Strikers
    Five Thousand Mine Workers Strike in Protest against Arrest of Strikers
    In an increasingly tense and prolonged stand-off between striking miners, the Bafgh Iron Ore Mines, and judicial officials, which originally began in May 2014 over plans to privatize the mine, a new round of strikes at the mines began on August 19 over the arrests of some of the strikers, reportedly involving some 5000 miners, according to ILNA, and drawing in the surrounding community in sit-ins protesting the arrests.

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