Top US congress officials welcome Bahrain’s Labour market reforms
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain’s efforts to develop the labour market and adopt international standards in protecting and preserving the rights of labour parties received the praise of US Congress staff visiting Bahrain.
The delegation affirmed that they had noticed an integrated institutional work by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and its partners, citing tireless efforts to review and develop procedures to enhance the work environment and ensure justice and fairness.
The delegation highlighted the Kingdom’s pioneering efforts in combating trafficking in persons, including the annual report of the US Department of State for combating people trafficking, in which Bahrain maintained its tier-1 status for the fourth year in a row.
The comments came as the delegation of US Congress staff visited the LMRA in the presence of Deputy CEO for Resources and Services, Ashraf Hafeth Emam, Director of Grievances and Protection, Shereen Khalil Al-Saati, and representatives of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
LMRA officials reviewed the measures implemented by the Authority to address the direct and indirect effects of the novel Coronavirus pandemic on the labour market.
The meeting highlighted the key projects and initiatives launched by LMRA to protect workers’ rights, including the Wage Protection System launched in May 2021.
The system enables the Labour Market Regulatory Authority to know the extent of the commitment of private sector enterprises to paying wages as agreed and on time.
LMRA officials said the system would contribute to reducing wage-related labour issues and speeding up their settlement.