LMRA reform policies highlighted


Chief Executive of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Ausamah bin Abdullah Al-Absi, today received an academic delegation of Utsunomiya University of Japan.LMRA Chief Executive gave an overview of labor market reform policies and steps taken to prioritize Bahraini citizens to play their role in promoting national economy. Continue reading

Bahrain hotline for trafficking victims

IMG_7812(1)A NATIONAL hotline dedicated to helping human trafficking victims will soon be launched.It will also address different complaints submitted by Bahrain’s expatriate community, which makes up more than half of the population, such as physical abuse, withholding of passports, non-payment of wages and other labour violations.

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‘Muhammad’s issue solved in three hours’

Labour Market Regulatory authority (LMRA), in a statement issued, said that the issue of Muhammad, who got stranded at the Bahrain airport was resolved within three hours.

Earlier DT News had published a report that the man was stranded at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) for five days due to mismatch in Date Of Birth (DOB). Continue reading

Smooth road ahead

The Constitutional Court has rejected the controversial article (20) of the draft law that bans certain sections of the expatriate community from obtaining a driver’s licence.A session chaired by Constitutional Court President Shaikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al Khalifa yesterday ruled that the law was non-compliant with the provisions of the Constitution in the Kingdom. Continue reading

Expatriate job growth slides

Bahrain has witnessed a sharp decline in employment growth among foreigners, from eight per cent in the first quarter of 2013 to 2pc between January and March this year.
It means employment growth among Bahrainis has overtaken that of expatriates for the first time in almost two years. New figures show there were 153,525 Bahrainis in work at the end of the first quarter of this year, an increase of 3.9pc from the same quarter last year. Continue reading