LEGAL action has been taken against 61 firms as part of a nationwide crackdown on rogue manpower agencies hiring domestic staff, including undocumented workers, on an hourly basis for cleaning services. Continue reading
Bahrain: More than 100 manpower agencies could lose their licences because they refuse to pay a BD10,000 deposit as part of rules to regulate the recruitment field in Bahrain.
A December 31 deadline has been set by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), which requires recruitment firms to have the money deposited in a bank account to have their licences renewed. Continue reading
Concerns that increasing numbers of foreign teenage girls are landing jobs as housemaids in Bahrain have prompted calls for tighter controls on manpower agencies. It has emerged that two of five female domestic workers housed by a shelter in Bahrain in the past six months were 16-year-olds from Ethiopia. Continue reading
Authorities want people to report illegal housemaids or cleaners who are being hired out on an hourly basis.Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said they were operating outside the law and were being pursued. Continue reading
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