LMRA: First Phase of Wage Protection System will Begin on May 1

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority has called on employers to join the wage protection system and commit to regular and timely transfer of workers’ wages to their bank accounts through any of the payment methods facilitated by entities licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain. In this regard, the LMRA noted that the first phase of the system is scheduled to start on May 1, and includes employers who employ 500 workers or more. Continue reading

Labour Minister stresses keenness to integrate citizens in private sector

Manama, Jan. 9 (BNA): Labour and Social Development Minister and the Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has stressed the importance of the projects implemented by the Ministry, including the programmes to rehabilitate job seekers, and integrating them in the private sector. Continue reading

LMRA announces termination of monthly work fees

In line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to support the private sector as the main engine of growth, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has announced the termination of monthly work fees and fees for issuing and renewing work permits for a period of three months, starting from 1 April 2020. Continue reading

More maternity leave ‘beneficial’

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EXTENDING maternity leave in Bahrain could actually increase the number of women in the workforce, according to a government official.She was responding to calls from trade unionists yesterday to increase the amount of time new mothers can take off work. Continue reading

Crown Prince visits LMRA headquarters

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His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today visited the headquarters of the LMRA to emphasise the determination government entities must apply to driving forward standards of public services. Continue reading

LMRA CEO Receives Delegation of the Iraqi Trade Union

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LMRA chief Executive Mr. Ausamah Bin Abdulla Alabsi received a delegation from the General Federation of Trade Unions in Iraq, headed by Mr. Ali Rahim Ali, chairman of the Federation, accompanied by an official Arab and international relations Union Mr. Adnan al-Saffar and board member of the Union Alia Hussein on Wednesday morning. Continue reading

MOVE TO SCRAP BAHRAINISATION

 are Bahraini. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan yesterday confirmed the country was working towards the elimination of its existing Bahrainisation policy.

He said the changes were being implemented due to the success of initiatives to train the national workforce. Continue reading