Teenage maids alert

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

Issuing Domestic Employees Work Permits Through 10 Post Offices

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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

HRH Premier chairs regular weekly cabinet meeting

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

Bid to combat ‘maid mafias’

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

We must work together

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

Protection vow

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