Bahrain has deported over 5,000 illegal foreign workers since the start of the current year as authorities have intensified inspection campaigns. Continue reading
A coordinated sweep by the Labour Ministry, General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence (GDNPR) and Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) caught 80 illegal domestic workers on Tuesday. Continue reading
New restrictions will be imposed on the hiring of expatriate workers to create more jobs for Bahrainis, said a senior government official.
Labour Minister and chairman of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Jameel Humaidan said during the weekly parliament session that Bahrainisation was important to create a peaceful society, since jobs guaranteed personal security for local citizens. Continue reading
A parliamentarian yesterday slammed the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) in the country as an ‘obstacle in the way’ of implementing regulations.
MP Khalid Abdullaal said that the CSB is wasting time and money through delays. Continue reading
Inspection raids aimed at reducing the number of expatriates working illegally in Bahrain have netted 1,416 people in the first six months of this year.Nearly 6,000 inspection raids were conducted by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) alone in the first half of 2010 which resulted in 329 employers being sanctioned for hiring expatriates without valid work visas. Continue reading
3 July 2010
MANAMA – A total of 338 illegal expatriate workers have been arrested by authorities in Bahrain, out of whom 110 face deportation. The arrests followed inspection raids carried out between January and June. Continue reading
The National Committee for tackling the problem of illegal labour in the Kingdom yesterday held its third meeting at the premises of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority where officials discussed efforts by the Kingdom’s various authorities to clamp down on illegal workers through various raids and inspection campaigns.
Coordinated efforts by the authorities have resulted in a decrease in the number of illegal expatriate residents in the Kingdom, however the number of illegals still remains high with around 43,000 expats on expired visas still in the country. Continue reading
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority has surveyed 1,528 illegal foreign workers in 25 companies. These include 990 with expired work permits and 309 whose licences had been abrogated. Continue reading