GFBTU Sends Names of 11,000 Unemployed to PM Office, Confirms Unemployment in Bahrain Reached 10%
The Secretary-General of the GFBTU Abdulqadir Al-Shihabi said that the union has finished registering unemployed and noticed that there are 15,000 unemployed in Bahrain. He said that the unemployment rate is 10% and not 4%, as the Labor Minister states, adding that 70% of the unemployed don't receive unemployment allowance.
Bahrain Working on Legalizing Papers of Over 40,000 Illegal Bangladeshi Migrants amid COVID-19 Crisis
Over 40,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants have been in the process of being legalized in Bahrain under its ongoing general amnesty that began since early this month amid COVID-19 crisis, the Bangladeshi New Age website reported.
Labor Ministry Didn't Pay Private Sector Workers' Salaries Directly to their Accounts
Nothing justifies the Bahraini government not paying private sector workers directly, especially since the decision to pay wages includes employees registered in the Social Insurance Authority.
Unemployed Sociologists: Labor Ministry Pushing Us to Either Register for 2500-Dinar Course or Close our Files!
Sociology graduates said that the Bahraini Ministry of Labor invited them to attend a mandatory course at the Bahrain Training Institute as a condition for continuing the payment of their unemployment benefit, but found out that the course was not for free.
Bahrain Spent 17 Million BD on Social Security Beneficiaries Last Year
Official statistics revealed that total state expenditure on social security beneficiaries from 2007 to 2019 amounted to about a quarter of a billion Bahraini dinars.
University Graduates Make Up Over Half of Bahrain's Unemployed
The head of a parliamentary inquiry committee said that more than half of the unemployed registered in the Bahraini Ministry of Labor are university graduates, pointing out that the number is expected to increase.
Labor Minister: 2,200 Unemployed Registered in National Employment Program So Far
The Minister of Labor and Social Development Jameel Humaidan said that the number of unemployed registered to date in the National Program for Employment reached 2,200 applicants, pointing out that the increase in the number of enrollments in the program does not exceed 30% of the total applicants so far.
25,000 or 8,000 Unemployed in Bahrain: What is the Exact Number Minister Humaidan?
Bahrainis are mocking the powerless Labor Minister, Jameel Humaidan, and challenging him to disclose the real number of unemployed people in Bahrain, asking him if it is 25,000 or 8,000.
Bahrain Trade Unions Federation Hopes New Employment Project Will be Serious and Transparent Unlike Previous Programs
The General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB) hoped that the national employment project will not be like the many previous programs that lacked seriousness and transparency.
Parliamentarian Urges Stopping Flexible Work Permits, Says they’re "Unfair" Competition for Citizens
MP Ahmad Al-Salloum called on the government to stop issuing flexible work permits, which is granted by the the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to non-organized workforce.
Union Leader: Foreigners Controlling Bahraini Companies Brought their Relatives after Dominating Employment
Assistant Secretary-General for General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions Abdelwahed Al-Najjar said “there are some companies controlled by foreigners, thus, Bahraini citizen is not given priority in employment,” adding that “the absence of a law requiring priority of employing Bahrainis has led to increased dominance of foreigners in many companies.”
Alba Company Fires Workers Only for Being Interrogated by Interior Ministry
The Assistant Secretary for International Relations of the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain, Karim Radhi, revealed the ongoing dismissal of employees from Bahrain Aluminum, Alba.
Labor Ministry: Bahrain Receives 8,000 Unemployed Annually, with 6-7,000 Bahraini Retirees per Year
The Ministry of Labor and Social Development said that it welcomes about 7,000 to 8,000 new jobseekers every year, who are graduates of various fields, hiring them in private sector jobs.
Ban on Work in the Afternoon Comes into Force Early July
The Ministries of Labor and Social Development are implementing Ministerial Resolution No. (3) of 2013 on banning work under the sun and exposed places during the afternoon period from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm in July and August.
Development Ministry Obliges NGOs to Consult with Ministry on Foreign Embassy Offers
Bahraini Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced a decision obliging NGOs to refer to the Ministry regarding all offers submitted to them by foreign embassies and bodies.
102,000 Bahrainis Work in Private Sector Compared to 54,000 in Government Institutions
Bahraini Minister of Labor said that the national workforce consists of 102,000 citizens working in the private sector, while 54,000 citizens work in state agencies, noting that the future is in the private sector.
Labour Ministry: 87 Violations of Work Ban in Afternoon Hours Between July and August 21
Number of violations of the ban on work during afternoon hours, enforced by the law to protect workers, which was committed in the period between July 1 to August 21, 2017 reached 87, with 164 workers breaking the law.
10% of Bahraini Families Receive Social Aid
Official numbers showed that around 15 thousand Bahraini families receive social aid from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in 2016.
Ministry of labor to Dissolve 3 Civil Societies
Proceeding in the authorities' series in eliminating civil society institutions, the Al-Ayam newspaper, owned by the King's Media Advisor Nabil Al-Hamr, said that the Ministry of labor is to dissolve 3 civil societies for their "ineffectiveness".
Labor Minister: 45,000 Family Providers Paid less than 300 BD, 120,000 Families Under Financial Support
Bahrain Minister of Labor and Social Development Jameel Humaidan, revealed that the number of Bahraini family providers with 300 Bahraini Dinars or less in salaries, exceed 45 thousand.