Labour initiatives hailed

HIS Majesty King Hamad yesterday highlighted the role of the Labour Ministry in promoting the labour reform project, providing work opportunities for jobseekers and training Bahrainis.

He also praised labour initiatives that have won international recognition.

Continue reading

DATE WITH HISTORY

MANAMA: Bahrain will make regional history on August 1 by scrapping the sponsorship system. Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi revealed the date after attending a multi-party meeting convened by Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) chairman Dr Essam Fakhro.
The new-look law governing work contracts will be subjected to periodic assessment to evaluate its viability.
Continue reading

Reforming the system: HE Dr Majeed Al Alawi

Reforming the system: HE Dr Majeed Al Alawi

Reforming the system: HE Dr Majeed Al Alawi

by Benjamin Millington

Bahrain’s Minister of Labour HE Dr Majeed Al Alawi sat down with CW to discuss recent protests over labour fees, the chances of introducing a minimum wage and a new law which will “virtually break” the sponsorship system.
Continue reading

LMRA defies the bosses on visas

By SOMAN BABY,  Posted on » Tuesday, May 05, 2009

BAHRAIN is determined to scrap the sponsorship system for foreign workers within three months, despite objections from employers, it declared yesterday.

The new law is to comply with international human rights standards and will be enforced, says Labour Minister and Labour Market Regulatory Authority chairman Dr Majeed Al Alawi. Continue reading