Companies warned over Bahrainisation

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Employers who fail to adhere to Bahrainisation quotas will be fined or have work permits cancelled, a top official warned. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has accused employers of consistently abusing the Bahrainisation Law, which states that a Bahraini has to be hired for every four foreign workers. Continue reading

LMRA efforts in combating human trafficking praised

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Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) CEO, Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Osama bin Abdullah Al-Absi, today received a Thai delegation representing ministries and government and private agencies involved in trafficking in persons issues. Continue reading

Combating human trafficking efforts praised

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President of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) also Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee (NAHTC), Ausamah Al-Absi, today received a high-level Thai delegation representing ministries and government and private organizations concerned with human trafficking issues. Continue reading

Bahrain praised for workers’ protection

Bahrain has some of the best protections for migrant workers in the Gulf, according to a top International Labour Organisation (ILO) representative. The ILO has witnessed a surge in complaints related to workers’ rights in the region, but regional desk officer at its Arab Region Worker Activities Bureau Nezam Qahoush said “the situation is far better in Bahrain”. Continue reading

Ausamah Al Absi received a US Congress delegation

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Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) president and head of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Ausamah Al Absi yesterday received a US Congress delegation which visited a shelter to protect expatriate workers from human trafficking dangers. Continue reading