New contracts for domestic workers to be enforced from October 1

A NEW contract for domestic workers will be enforced from October 1, it was announced. Under the revised rules, employers seeking to hire a housemaid will have to compulsorily declare, among other things, the nature of the job, working hours and weekly day off. Continue reading

LMRA chief executive meets ambassadors

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The CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausamah bin Abdullah Al Absi held two separate meetings with the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Bahrain A.Saj U.Mendis, and the Charge’ d’Affaires of the Embassy of Nepal Mani Prasad Bhattarai. Continue reading

New LMRA warning

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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has warned the public against dealing with unlicensed recruitment agencies. Legal action is being taken against those violating the authority’s rules and regulations that protect the rights of citizens and residents, LMRA planning and licensing director Hassan Al Rahma said. Continue reading

Winners of the Bahrain Awareness Awards announced

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Two lucky winners from Bahrain, Sayed Alawi Hashim and Khalid Janahi, have been awarded the MasterCard-sponsored artistic excellence awards at the annual Bahrain Awareness Awards which took place at the Ritz – Carlton. The prize-distribution ceremony was held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. Continue reading

Post Offices to offer 6 new services

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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority plans to simplify services to customers by adding 6 new services in Post Offices in various governorates of the Kingdom starting April 5. LMRA’s Vice President of Operations, Ali Al Kooheji said the authority is keen on providing all possible facilities to save time of the customers. Continue reading

Ms Al Saffar urges youth participation in the Community Awareness competition

The LMRA Public and Media Manager Ms. Hana Al Saffar has urged all local youth and expats residing in Bahrain to participate in the Bahrain Award for Community Awareness (Human Too) being organized by the LMRA in order to instill the culture of respect for rights and duties of Expatriate workers who make up an important part of the society in Bahrain. Continue reading

Bahrain Awareness Awards Participates in National Day at BIC

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Bahrain Awareness Awards which was launched last week by Labour Market Regulatory authority (LMRA) participated in National Day celebrations at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in the period of 13th to 17th of December 2014. Continue reading

LMRA visas for maids

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will officially take over the responsibility of issuing work visas to housemaids and other domestic workers from tomorrow. However, the Labour Ministry will continue to receive applications for work permits on a temporary basis to ensure a smooth transition, LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said. Continue reading

Sharp drop in maid abuse cases

There has been a drop in the number of foreign housemaids coming forward with allegations of abuse during Ramadan. In previous years, extended working hours and allegations of general mistreatment during the Muslim holy month were blamed for large numbers of domestic workers fleeing their employers and seeking shelter. Continue reading