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Migrant workers unsafe in Bahrain‚ says rights body

Posted by jaypee 888 days ago Bahrain
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Human Rights Watch (HRW), a rights-based organisation, has said that Bahrain — a popular job destination for Nepalis in the Gulf region — is not safe for migrant workers. Hundreds of thousands of mostly South Asian migrant workers in Bahrain face exploitation and abuse, HRW said in its 123-page report ‘For a Better Life: Migrant Worker Abuse

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Human Rights violations of migrant workers in Bahrain

Posted by jacobo 902 days ago Bahrain
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Beirut – Hundreds of thousands of mostly South Asian migrant workers in Bahrain face exploitation and abuse despite government reforms intended to protect them, Human Rights Watch said in a new report.

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Majority of cases are sent to courts

Posted by jacobo 906 days ago Bahrain
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The Labour Ministry has forwarded the remaining 2,321 cases to Bahrain's labour courts from 2009 until 2011, which involved a total of 3,869 workers.

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Migrant Workers Abused in Bahrain

Posted by jacobo 907 days ago Bahrain
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Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Bahrain face exploitation and abuse despite government reforms designed to protect them, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.

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Reforms failing Bahrain expat workers, says HRW

Posted by jacobo 908 days ago Bahrain
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Hundreds of thousands of mostly South Asian migrant workers in Bahrain still face exploitation and abuse despite government reforms intended to protect them, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Monday.

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Work permit guidelines for expats facing travel ban

Posted by jacobo 923 days ago Bahrain
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MANAMA: The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will soon develop a clearly defined mechanism for granting work permits to foreign workers facing travel ban.

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The CEO of LMRA said that there is no legal link between prevention of a foreign worker from traveling and renewing their work permit

Posted by jacobo 924 days ago Bahrain
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Manama, September 15th (BNA) –The CEO of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Osama Bin Abdullah Al Absi said that there was no legal link between the prevention of a foreign worker from travelling and renewing their work permit.

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Bahrain extends freeze on expat worker tax

Posted by jacobo 969 days ago Bahrain
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Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Kahalifa has agreed to suspend their Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) fees until the end of the year, and extend a nationwide freeze on foreign worker tax. 

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