His Excellency Mr. Nibras Talib, CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Chairman of the National Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons, affirmed the Authority’s commitment to continue its rigorous campaigns and inspection visits to resolutely address irregular employment.
He stated that the Authority’s efforts resulted in the implementation of a marginal increase in campaigns and inspection visits during this year. During his examination of the inspection process during the recent campaign in the capital, Manama, the CEO pointed out that success in achieving this successful increase in inspection efforts comes from the parallel efforts of all related authorities taking part in the inspections.
The CEO stressed the need for the readiness of the embassies of labour-exporting countries to support the government efforts and play a greater and more effective role in terms of educating workers on laws and regulations, as well as the importance of adhering to labour regulations and contractual obligation with employers, noting that such commitment safeguards their rights from illegal practices in terms of extortion, exploitation and trafficking in persons. He also urged all irregular workers to take the initiative to correct their situation in accordance with the procedures enforced in the Kingdom, namely the voluntary departure or joining a new employer, stressing that violators who are apprehended during inspections will have to leave the country with no chance of returning to the Kingdom.
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority renews its call to all members of society to support the efforts of government agencies to address illegal practices in the labour market and informal employment to protect the society as a whole, calling on everyone to report any complaints related to labour market violations and irregular employment by filling out the electronic form designated for reporting on the official website of the Authority www.lmra.gov.bh or by calling the Authority’s call center 17506055, or through the National Suggestions and Complaints System (Tawasul).