Phase III of Wages Protection System (WPS) Commences Including every employer/CR with 1-49 Workers .. AlAlawi: Success of Phases I & II is an outcome of all parties’ collaboration

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) H.E. Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz AlAlawi hailed the employers’ ongoing commitment and positive participation in the Wages Protection System (WPS), which has greatly contributed to eliminating the phenomenon of delayed salary payment, reducing labour disputes and guaranteeing workers’ rights with full transparency, in addition to safeguarding the rights of employers and proving their compliance with completing salary payments, thus preventing complaints & grievances. LMRA statistics have indicated that all of employers (CRS with 500+ workers) completing salary payments, along with 88% of employers (CRS with 50-499 workers) since joining the system initiative. Continue reading

The Labour Market: An Inspection Campaign in The Southern Governorate

Included a number of shops and expatriates gathering places
In the line with the government’s directives to intensify inspection campaigns to maintain the stability of the Labour Market, the Enforcement Sector of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority organized an inspection campaign on shops and a number of expatriate employees gathering places in the Southern Governorate, on Wednesday, November 1, 2021, in cooperation with the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior and the Southern Governorate Police Directorate. Continue reading

LMRA Chief Executive Receives Indian Ambassador

Manama, June 29 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), H.E Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz Al Alawi, received newly-appointed Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Piyush Srivastava. He congratulated him on his appointment, wishing him every success in his diplomatic duties. Continue reading

LMRA Chief Executive discusses boosting cooperation with UN

Manama, June 26 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), H.E Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz Al Alawi received in his office Head of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration and Acting Resident Coordinator of the UN activities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mohammed Zarqawi. Continue reading

The Mechanism for Hiring Expatriate Employees from Abroad

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Please note that in accordance to the Decision of the Council of Minsters, in its meeting held on 18th January 2021, which states that if the Employers apply for a New Work Permit for an Expatriate Employee from outside of Kingdom of Bahrain, then: Continue reading

LMRA announces resumption of work permit issuance for employment from abroad

Manama, July 29 (BNA): Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) today announced that it will start accepting requests for new work permits starting from August 9th, 2020, following its temporary suspension in March due to COVID-19 disruptions. Continue reading

Migrant workers at heart of Bahrain’s COVID-19 strategy

When we look back at the history of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the years to come, when restrictions on movement are lifted and friends are reunited, what will be the most important lessons learned? I suggest this: When people united, to respect social distancing and protect the vulnerable, we discovered our most powerful weapon against the virus. One of the things this pandemic has made clear is that the whole community must come together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading