Concerns that increasing numbers of foreign teenage girls are landing jobs as housemaids in Bahrain have prompted calls for tighter controls on manpower agencies. It has emerged that two of five female domestic workers housed by a shelter in Bahrain in the past six months were 16-year-olds from Ethiopia. Continue reading
In preparation for the transition of the issuance of work permits for domestic workers from Ministry of Labor to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority, LMRA CEO Ausamah bin Abdullah Alabsi announced the launch of new development project in the services licenses to bring domestic workers in cooperation with the Department of Postal in Ministry of Transportation. Continue reading
As the clock is ticking towards that time of the year when the Muslims the world over would be immersed themselves in religious activities, there is a distressed lot who feels that they are being overworked during this period. Continue reading
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Osama Al Absi affirmed that LMRA is coordinating with all sectors, especially the service ones, to overcome any obstacles that may face the private sector. Continue reading
Manama, Jun. 1. (BNA) – The cabinet has welcomed the positive outcome of the recent visit of the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to the kingdom and hailed the importance of his talks with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The cabinet has also praised the importance of the agreements signed on the sidelines of the visit in bolstering Bahraini-Tajil cooperation in the fields of investment, culture, tourism and air transport, among others, the Secretary-General of Cabinet Dr. Yaser bin Essa Al-Nasser stated. Continue reading
New restrictions on employing foreign domestic workers will be drawn up to combat “mafias” that force women to work as housemaids in Bahrain.The government hopes to regulate number of expatriates coming to Bahrain to work as maids – with an estimated 87,000 already here. Continue reading
Foreign embassies should be kept in the loop if their nationals seek help from a proposed government shelter for distressed expatriate workers, according to a leading diplomat. Continue reading
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) team is working on liaisoning domestic workers and employment agencies in Bahrain to ease the agony prevailing in the sector, it has been revealed.
This role has been part of the LMRA’s responsibility by law, however, it has not been assumed since its inception, noted LMRA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ausamah Al Absi. Continue reading
A NEW push to increase protection of domestic workers has been rolled out by labour chiefs from Bahrain and across the region during a major forum in Manila, the Philippines.
They have agreed to fast-track repatriation of migrant workers, particularly women, at times of security crisis and assign government teams to closely monitor the recruitment of labourers. Continue reading