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.
2019 Roundup: Gov’t Seizes 230 Million Dinar from Unemployment Fund to Finance Voluntary Retirement
On March 11, 2019, the government urgently made amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Law, which included raising the unemployment allowance to 200 dinars for academics and 150 dinars for others, noting that the allowance would continue for 9 months.
House of Representatives Approves Eliminating 1% Deduction
The House of Representatives approved a proposal to eliminate the 1% rate paid by the insured to the insurance account against unemployment and to limit the payment of contributions to the government and employers only.
Review of House of Representatives’ Work in 1st Session: Zero Achievements
The first session of the fifth legislative round of the Shura council and House of Representatives ended on Wednesday (May 15, 2019) on King Hamad’s order. What did the House of Representatives achieve during this time?
Al-Zayed Says Participants will be Compensated from Unemployed Fund Deductions within 3 Years
Head of the Civil Service Bureau Ahmed Al-Zayed said that the revenues of Unemployment Fund reaches 82 million annually, meanwhile, the unemployment benefit is 8 million dinars, noting that the surplus is 74 million.
230M Dinars from Unemployment Fund in Government’s Pocket
The Shura Council in Bahrain approved on Sunday, March 24, 2019, cutting 230 million dinars from the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Editorial: Who Should We Get Angry at?
Amid heaps of worries and hardships faced by Bahrainis, and the series of piled up bad news, Bahrainis were hit by the announcement that the House of Representatives approved on March 19, 201), the deduction of 230 million BD from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Former MP Ibrahim BouSandal: Gov’t Sweeping Dirt under the Rug
A wave of popular discontent among Bahraini citizens struck after the House of Representatives passed a legal amendment allowing the government to put its hand on the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Trade Unions Federation President: MPs Disappointed Bahrain Workers, Facilitated Infringement on their Funds
he Secretary General of the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB), Hassan Al-Halwaji, expressed his regret that those who are considered representatives of the people passed the proposed amendments to the Unemployment Fund law and disregarded and facilitated the encroachment on the workers' funds instead of protecting them.
Cost of Voluntary Retirement Program at 295M, Pension Funds to Pay 70, Rest from Unemployment Fund Surplus: Ahmed Al-Zayed
Head of the Civil Service Bureau, Ahmad Al-Zayed, said that the cost of financing the voluntary retirement program will be 295 million dinars, noting that the pension funds will pay 70 million dinars, while the remainder will be financed from the surplus of the Unemployment Fund, according to the government’s plan.
MPs Pass Project of Funding Voluntary Retirement Program from Unemployment Fund
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved on March 19, 2019, a bill referred by the government as a matter of urgency. It includes amendments to the law on unemployment insurance. Among the amendments are the transfer of funds from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program, and the sum amounts to 230 million dinars.
GFWTUB Demands MPs to Stop Infringing on Unemployment Fund
The General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB) refused any act of spending the unemployment funds on anything other than the fields they're allocated to and using them for objectives other than what the Fund was established for.
Unemployment Fund Surpluses Amount to 80 Million BD Annually, Unemployed Expenses 8 Million BD Only
The local Al-Ayam newspaper reported that the unemployment insurance fund surpluses are 80 million BD per year, while the benefits for the unemployed do not exceed 8 million Bd per year
Gov’t to Raise Unemployment Benefits by Taking Surplus of Unemployment Fund
There is no legal term that can describe the government's expeditious referral of a bill allowing the government to benefit from the surplus of the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Gov’t Refers Urgent Bill to the parliament that Allows "Voluntary Retirement" Funding from Unemployment Fund
The government has referred a bill as a matter of urgency that would allow the government to benefit from the surplus of the Unemployment Insurance Fund to fund the voluntary retirement program.