Ms Al Saffar urges youth participation in the Community Awareness competition

The LMRA Public and Media Manager Ms. Hana Al Saffar has urged all local youth and expats residing in Bahrain to participate in the Bahrain Award for Community Awareness (Human Too) being organized by the LMRA in order to instill the culture of respect for rights and duties of Expatriate workers who make up an important part of the society in Bahrain. Continue reading

Bahrain Awareness Awards Participates in National Day at BIC

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Bahrain Awareness Awards which was launched last week by Labour Market Regulatory authority (LMRA) participated in National Day celebrations at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in the period of 13th to 17th of December 2014. Continue reading

Bill to scrap expat levy is rejected

SHURA Council members yesterday rejected a parliament bill to scrap monthly fees for foreign workers in low paid jobs.

Public and private sector companies have to pay BD10 for every expatriate on their books or BD5 if they employ less than five. Continue reading

LMRA Opens new office at airport

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Ausamah Al Absi on Saturday inaugurated its new office at the Bahrain International Airport.

The new office will help finalising visa procedures for expatriate workers at the airport on arrival.

The LMRA had launched its excellent electronic system in 2007 which facilitates its services for employers and manpower agencies by entering data to obtain feedback and easy processing for the best interest of citizens and migrant workers.

“Employers and processing and clearance agencies can finalise the whole process of an application from A to Z from the comfort of their office or at home and obtain migrant workers’ labour permits within ten days through system, Mr.Al Absi said.

“The system features speedy and easy services which is an added value to the Kingdom’s eGovernment services in terms of transparency, creativity and competitiveness,“ he added.

LMRA enrolment mandatory for expats

Foreign workers who have not completed their enrolment process at the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will not be allowed to renew their work visas or change jobs from July 1.

As per the new regulations, employers will also be penalised if they fail to ensure that their expatriate workers are enrolled at the LMRA.

Failure to do this by the end of this month will mean that the employer’s transactions with LMRA will be suspended. Continue reading

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.

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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.
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