MORE than 300 Bahraini fishermen and their relatives demonstrated outside the Fishermen’s Protection Society, Muharraq, yesterday, claiming they were slipping into poverty. The protest was the first in a wave of demonstrations set to take place to pressure the government into meeting their demands. (more…)
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FISHERMEN already on the verge of financial ruin have been hit by a new insurance fee for Indian workers.
The Indian Embassy has introduced a BD950 fee per expatriate which sponsors have to pay into an Indian bank account before they come to Bahrain.
Fishermen are due to raise the issue with Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during a meeting today.
They say the fee will be a major burden, costing them hundreds of thousands of dinars. (more…)
By BASMA MOHAMMED
BAHRAIN’S fishermen yesterday threatened a new wave of demonstrations followed by strike action unless they get government support.
Bahraini fishermen want full exemption from the BD10-a-month levy per expatriate worker because they claim they can only find foreign crewmen.
They also want financial compensation for lost earnings, in an industry they say has been decimated by land reclamation and declining catches.
By BEGENA P PRADEEP
ALMOST 1,700 fishermen will go ahead with a nationwide strike from today and have even offered to give up their fishing licences, campaigners said yesterday.
They hope to force the government to compensate them for losses they claim to have suffered as a direct result of land reclamation.
By BASMA MOHAMMED
FISHERMEN are planning a nationwide strike starting February 15 in protest over fees imposed by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).
The strike comes after the alleged failure of officials to meet their demands.