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Bahrain sees surge in unpaid maid cases

A total of 16 housemaids have been given sanctuary at a women's shelter in Bahrain in the last four weeks, making it the highest figure recorded within eight months, a report said. However, the 'unusual surge' at the M

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New multilingual hotline for workers in Bahrain

Dedicated hotlines to help low-income migrant workers in Bahrain will soon be launched in up to five languages. The initiative, spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), will be up and running by mid-August and will

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New rules to protect foreign workers in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has introduced new rules for recruitment agencies, which will require them to deposit BD10,000 ($26,500) in a bank account for dealing with problems involving foreign workers.

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5.1pc jump in expat employment in Bahrain

Employment growth among expatiates in Bahrain went up by 5.1 per cent, a report said, adding that the number of jobs rose from 488,979 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 514,156 in the fourth quarter last year. The number of Bahrain

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LMRA issues expat fees deadline

A fresh crackdown has been launched on companies that refuse to pay monthly fees to employ foreign workers in Bahrain. Businesses have been given four weeks to pay outstanding money owed to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (

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Sim cards for expat workers in Bahrain

Expat workers arriving in Bahrain from January 1 will be given a free mobile Sim card with BD1 ($2.6) credit, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced yesterday. The scheme, a joint venture between the LMRA and tele

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Sim cards for expat workers in Bahrain

Expat workers arriving in Bahrain from January 1 will be given a free mobile Sim card with BD1 ($2.6) credit, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced yesterday. The scheme, a joint venture between the LMRA and tele

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49,000 illegal expat workers in Bahrain

The number of illegal expatriate workers in Bahrain, most of who come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, has reached 49,000, a senior government official said. The ministry is co-ordinating efforts with the Labour Market Regulat

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Bahrain launches more flexible work permits

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has announced more flexible durations for work permits in accordance with a new resolution issued by Labour Minister and LMRA Board chairman Jameel Humaidan. The LMRA yeste

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Bahrain firms file new plea against worker fee

Businessmen in Bahrain are set to launch a second petition this week against the reintroduction of a tax on foreign workers, a report said. Five thousand people signed a petition submitted to the office of HRH Prime Minister Princ

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