New labour welfare projects to be launched in Bahrain

A NUMBER of labour-centric initiatives will be launched in Bahrain this year to safeguard the welfare of expatriate workers and employers.

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) is undertaking these programmes under the motto, ‘Leaving No-one Behind’, according to chief executive Ausamah Al Absi. Continue reading

New service to help distressed expatriate employees

A new initiative is being launched to streamline the process of helping distressed expatriate employees sue their employers.

Two special offices will be opened soon to assist an aggrieved worker compile all relevant documents and submit a complaint electronically on the same day to the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry. Continue reading

LMRA Chief Executive holds round table discussion

Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIP),  Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi,, today held a round table discussion with the fifth intake of the First Deputy Prime Minister’s (FDPM) Fellowship. Continue reading

Fun and games initiative to boost morale of expatriate workers

AN initiative to boost the morale of Bahrain’s low-paid expat workers saw almost 1,000 come together for an action-packed day of activities yesterday. The ICRF Workers Day – Autumn Fest, organised by the Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF), was held at the Indian School grounds, Isa Town. Continue reading

HRH Crown Prince congratulated by LMRA chief on Bahrain’s top 10 ranking

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, has received a cable of congratulations from the Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat trafficking in Persons, Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi, Continue reading

Combating human trafficking

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi yesterday met UN Under-Secretary-General and executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov and discussed partnership to combat human trafficking. The LMRA chief outlined Bahrain’s steps to combat trafficking in compliance with international standards.

UK ambassador praises Bahrain’s labour, anti-trafficking in persons laws

The British Ambassador to Bahrain, Roddy Drummond, has praised the systems and laws adopted by the kingdom, represented by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, to ensure the rights of work parties, Continue reading

Bahrain to spearhead anti-trafficking drive

AN anti-human trafficking centre that will provide training to experts around the region is expected to open soon in Bahrain.

The state-of-the-art facility will have access to a digital database that contains details of victims, trafficking routes, court verdicts and other information to identify trends globally.

It is being spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in co-operation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Continue reading