chief executive Ausamah Al Absi announced the plan during a board meeting chaired by Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan.
He hailed LMRA
's efforts to preserve workers' rights through a series of quality initiatives and projects that have been widely appreciated by specialised Arab and international organisations, which, he said, has earned the kingdom regional and international acclaim regarding its efforts to secure and consoldiate workers' rights, as well as to maintain their gains.
Currently, a total of 402 Filipino workers have benefitted from the joint program of the LMRA
and the Philippine Embassy.
The Embassy assisted the second batch of Filipino nationals who are eligible to avail of the Flexible Visa Program of Bahrains LMRA
and who also availed of the Philippine Governments financial assistance.
It aims to tackle the increasing demand for speakers proficient in different languages as the existing LMRA
hotline, 17506055, only has Arabic and English options, it said.
The Bahrain Contractors Association (BCA) backed the protesters outside the LMRA
headquarters in Sanabis where they announced a series of protests to press for a waiver of the monthly SR100 expatriate fee.
The branch will deliver its services during the official working days from Sunday to Thursday between 07:30 am and 07:00 pm, LMRA
said, extending thanks to the customers for their cooperation and understanding of all the procedures taken during the maintenance period.
Under the new system, employers can go to a recruitment agency approved by the LMRA
, choose the worker and submit the application electronically.
The Minister welcomed the CEO of LMRA
, Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons who presented to the Minister a handbook titled National Referral System for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, which contains the role of governmental and non-governmental entities in combating this crime within the vision and mechanisms of the National Strategy for Combating the Trafficking in Persons.
has learned that there are people impersonating its officers and calling expatriate employees demanding money to be sent to specific accounts in exchange for not taking legal action against them," said the statement, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The agreement was signed by LMRA
's VP for Resources and Services Ashraf H.
However, it urged the public to contact the LMRA
within one month for any financial claims.