Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Head of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Osama bin Abdullah Al Absi received today the US Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck. Continue reading
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Hold on there..!
Hold on there..!
This refers to ‘What about loyalty’ (GDN, December 6). On an Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Radio programme on Radio Voice Bahrain 104.
What about loyalty?
Posted on » Sunday, December 06, 2009
I am an avid listener of 104.2FM and I find their programmes very entertaining and informative.
Al Hamad strike ends
by Benjamin Millington on Nov 17, 2009
Workers for Al Hamad Contracting in Bahrain have returned to work today after being promised their wages will be paid on Wednesday, according to sources Continue reading
Bahrain ‘will seek only skilled labour’
By REBECCA TORR
FOREIGN workers will need to upgrade themselves educationally, socially and culturally if they are to have a place in Bahrain’s Vision 2030, says a top economist.
Firms crippled by labour policies
First it was the Labour Ministry, with its weird policies that destroyed several small and medium size businesses in this country. Now it is the turn of the LMRA labour market to do the same.
Our company applied for 20 workers with the Labour Ministry along with all relevant documents showing jobs in hand etc, but they said they could give us work permits for only eight workers, that too if we hired about nine Bahrainis.
New LMRA call to companies
By Mandeep Singh
COMPANIES need to come forward to provide up-to-date information on their expatriate workers to labour authorities, it was reiterated yesterday.
With a little more than a month remaining for the July 1 deadline for companies to “cleanse” their data, only about 20 per cent of the expatriate workers have been registered so far, said Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ali Radhi.
Visa fees double on black market
By BEGENA P PRADEEP
NEW labour laws are driving up the cost of employment visas sold on the black market, the GDN has learned.
Expats desperate to find work in the Gulf are reportedly paying up to BD2,000 for visas, compared to BD1,000 a few years ago.
Labour alternative plan
MANAMA: Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi yesterday said that he was seeking alternatives to Indian labour. He revealed that his recent tour of Asian countries was aimed at exploring new labour recruitment opportunities. Dr Al Alawi said that the ministry started implementing BD230 minimum wages for jobseekers, with a hope of increasing to BD300. He pointed out that BD30 millions in unemployment benefits funds are spent monthly, denying report of the benefit stoppage.
Labour pact with Nepal
BAHRAIN yesterday signed a bilateral labour pact with Nepal to pave the way for secured employment opportunities and provide legal recognition to Nepali workers here. Bahrain Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi arrived in Kathmandu yesterday on a three-day long official visit leading a nine-member delegation.
Dr Al Alawi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with his Nepali counterpart Ramesh Lekhak in Kathmandu.