Action sought against firms

Written by: Aniqa Haider
Diplomats are seeking action against two recruitment agencies that are allegedly bringing Indonesian housemaids to Bahrain illegally. The Indonesian Embassy has reported the agencies to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) for allegedly recruiting its citizens without the required permission or contracts. Continue reading

Sharp drop in maid abuse cases

There has been a drop in the number of foreign housemaids coming forward with allegations of abuse during Ramadan. In previous years, extended working hours and allegations of general mistreatment during the Muslim holy month were blamed for large numbers of domestic workers fleeing their employers and seeking shelter. Continue reading