Dhaka delegation in talks over clamp on illegal workers

A STRATEGY to eliminate visa traders and enforce tighter immigration rules will aim to tackle illegal workers entering Bahrain from Bangladesh. The action plan will be drawn up by the Bangladeshi government, which sent a delegation from its Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry to meet officials in Bahrain. Continue reading

LMRA receives Heritage Foundation delegation

CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Ausama bin Abdulla Al-Absi, has received a delegation from the Heritage Foundation, comprising senior researcher James Phillips, Thomas Callender and Madyson Hutchinson.  Continue reading

LMRA rescues 16 women during labour raids on recruitment offices

SIXTEEN women have been rescued during raids conducted on recruitment offices, it has emerged.

Recruitment firms in the country are obliged to provide temporary accommodation for newly-hired workers, which inspectors from the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) found some to be in violation of the law. Continue reading

Pre-employment health checks for expatriates privatized

PRIVATISATION of pre-employment medical tests for newly-hired expatriates in Bahrain is expected to bring down Health Ministry’s spending in this sector by more than 50 per cent. It will now have to spend only BD20 per employee for standard medical services, compared with the BD50 earlier, according to officials. Continue reading