Bahrain initiatives to stabilise labour market on track
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain is implementing initiatives related to the labour market within the Economic Recovery Plan. This was emphasised by Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, who is also Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Board of Directors Chairman.
He held a meeting yesterday with a delegation from the advisory mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Assistant Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at IMF, Asmaa El-Ganainy. The minister highlighted the government’s efforts to maintain the stability of the labour market and mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He also highlighted the kingdom’s efforts to bridge the skill gap between the outputs of education and training and the needs of the labour market, in addition to the positive social effects of the insurance against unemployment system and the initiatives implemented by the government to raise the level of women’s participation in the labour market.
Humaidan also shed light on the initiatives of the LMRA, especially those related to preserving workers’ rights, the freedom of movement of the workforce, the Wages Protection System and combatting trafficking in persons, in order to highlight the advanced civilised image of the Kingdom during the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.