LMRA begins issuing new work permits

NEW work permits will be issued again from today, but housemaids will not be included.
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) had announced last week it would start accepting requests for new work permits which have been suspended since March. Continue reading

Maid contracts bill approved

A DRAFT law that outlines job contracts for domestic workers has been approved by parliament.

The bill, proposed by Al Asala Parliamentary Bloc, organises the relationship between employers and housemaids, and mentions criteria for contracts and punishments for breach of contract. Continue reading

Housemaids to get protection

By Soman Baby

A COMPREHENSIVE labour agreement that aims to protect the welfare of Indian workers and housemaids is to be signed between Bahrain and India next month. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi will authorise the deal with Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi during a visit to Bahrain on December 4. They signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Kumarakom, Kerala earlier this year.

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