The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has unveiled plans to step up inspections at trade, industrial and tourism establishments as part of efforts to address the issue of illegal workers, a report said.
LMRA chief executiv
Employers in Bahrain caught hiring illegal workers will be blacklisted and could face up to two years in jail and a fine of BD4,000 ($10,550), said a senior government official.
Those sheltering illegal workers who have run away f
The impact of Saudi Arabia's crackdown on illegal foreign workers is spreading through its economy, moving beyond the labour-intensive construction industry to sectors as far afield as banking and telecommunications.
Embassies in Bahrain have pledged to help the government crackdown on illegal workers after new figures showed they have reached nearly 50,000, a report said.
A new wave of inspections is being launched by the Labour Ministry in c
The number of illegal expatriate workers in Bahrain, most of who come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, has reached 49,000, a senior government official said.
The ministry is co-ordinating efforts with the Labour Market Regulat
Bahrain has deported a total of 2,207 illegal workers during the past three months in a crackdown launched by the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.
Interior Ministry Under-Secr
A new crackdown has been launched to curb rising numbers of illegal workers in Bahrain, said a top official, adding that 52,000 expatriates are now living in the kingdom without the proper paperwork.
"The number of illegal wo
Saudi Arabia will take new steps, including jail terms for small business owners and the hiring of 1,000 inspectors, to crack down on foreigners working illegally in the world's top oil exporter, Labour Minister Adel al-Fakieh said.
The Interior Ministry's nationality, passports and residence directorate arrested 54 illegal workers of different nationalities in Bahrain.
Nine of those arrested, including housemaids, were wanted in different security related cases.
Up to 20 out-passes are being issued daily by the Indian Embassy for the past two weeks to workers staying in Bahrain illegally and wanting to return home, it has emerged.
Most of the workers did not have their passports or were overstayin