Labour and Social Development Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has lauded LMRA’s projects and plans to enhance work environment.
He hailed LMRA’s efforts to preserve workers’ rights through a series of quality initiatives and projects that have been widely appreciated by specialised Arab and international organisations, which, he said, has earned the kingdom regional and international acclaim regarding its efforts to secure and consoldiate workers’ rights, as well as to maintain their gains.
While chairing here today LMRA’s board meeting, in the presence of members and CEO, Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi, the minister highlighted decree-llaw 59/2018 on amending some provisions of the Labour Law for the Private Sector stipulating that workers’ salaries or wages have to be credited to approved bank accounts to protect their rights, commensurate with national laws and international work standards. In this regard, he stressed that preserving the rights of the work parties tops the priorities of the government.
The minister valued highly the existing positive cooperation among the LMRA, the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons and the relevant government departments to maintain the kingdom’s distinguished international position as reflected in Bahrain’s success in maintaining the first tier status regarding anti-human trafficking efforts in the US State Department’s report.
LMRA’s CEO gave a detailed report on LMRA’s future programmes and plans, highlighting the projects that contributed to the kingdom’s success in maintaining its first tier status for the second year in a row.
Al-Absi shed light on LMRA’s projects during this year, including the wage protection system aimed at creating a secure and transparent work environment in which the rights of everyone are secured.
He also highlighted LMRA’s plans to ensure easy procedures for the citizens and employers through a network of branches spread all over the kingdom, in addition to the signing of an agreement with the Al-Salam Bank under which the latter could collect employers’ LMRA dues, thus raising the number of banks through which they could pay their dues to three with 20 branches.