More maternity leave ‘beneficial’


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


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


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


 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


Posted on » Thursday, April 07, 2011
The monthly fee levied by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) on each expatriate worker has been suspended for six months. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, yesterday announced the measure. Continue reading

Tamkeen Presents Private Sector Support Programmes at the Enterprise Growth Management Forum

announces its intention to hold the Tamkeen Enterprise Growth Management Forum on 13 October 2009 at the Gulf Hotel. The forum is aimed at enlightening the audience about  private sector support programme and explaining to business owners how they can benefit from them Continue reading

Revenues of LMRA ‘must be published’


A BAHRAINI MP and economist has called on the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to publish monthly figures of the millions of Bahraini dinars in fees collected from the private sector.

Dr Jassim Hussain said such a move is important to maintain the transparency of the organisation.

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