Friday, July 15, 2005

Rally said to "undermine the democratic march :: Gulf Daily News
The voice of Bahrain

All legal measures will be used to crackdown on law-breakers seeking to sow chaos and undermine the democratic march, it warned in a statement.

"The so-called General Organisation for the Unemployed, an unauthorised entity, has submitted a letter to Hoora Police Station informing them of the rally plans," said Capital Police director general Colonel Isa Abdulla Al Musallim.

"The letter flouts the law governing public meetings, processions and rallies as it is not undersigned by five residents from the area, detailing their names, titles and residences," he said.
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Mr Al Musallim dismissed the rally as an attempt to smear the image of the National Assembly.

"We shall never tolerate any defamation of the legislative authority, an essential pillar of Bahrain's political system" he said.

Cash aid on the way for jobless

UNEMPLOYED Bahrainis could soon be entitled to benefits, according to Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi.

He said the ministry was in the process of drawing up a draft law that would provide an allowance to jobseekers. "We hope to propose this law (in parliament) soon," he said.

"It will be directly tied to the employment and training of Bahrainis and will not just be hand-outs."
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Dr Al Alawi urged community leaders, Islamic scholars, businessmen and jobseekers to join forces to tackle Bahrain's unemployment problem. He told community leaders in Diraz that they should encourage jobseekers to find work in the private sector. He said that is where opportunities are located.

Bosses 'forcing us into poverty'

RESIDENTS in a Bahrain village claim they are being forced into poverty by bosses who pay unreasonably low salaries.

Some claim they have been unable to get decent jobs despite having skills such as carpentry and painting.

They voiced their criticisms of the "unfair" labour market during a visit by Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi to Bani Jamra yesterday.



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