Bahrain kicks off wage safety system
Bahrain has formally set into movement a phased system aimed to guard the wages of private-sector workers and restrict labour disputes. The nation’s labor regulator mentioned the primary stage of the system went into impact as of Could with a large response from the focused employers.
The present part targets employers of 500 staff or above. Round 92 % of the employers lined by the primary part of the scheme, unveiled in March, have complied, in line with Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).
“The Authority has been eager to facilitate all procedures associated to becoming a member of this technique,” mentioned LMRA Govt Chairman Jamal Abdulaziz. He defined that the employer has to open accounts for all his registered workers, residents and expatriates alike, at a industrial financial institution or a monetary company licensed by the central financial institution with out having to point out up in particular person at LMRA. “Almost 92 per cent of the employers focused within the first part have partially joined the wage safety system, i.e. they paid the vast majority of labour wages by means of this technique. The LMRA retains contacting with the employers immediately to emphasize the total dedication to pay wages of their registered wages,” he added.
Employers are given a six-month grace interval for implementation for follow-up and eliminating any difficulties in registering by means of the identical, in line with the official
“Dedication to this technique ensures transferring staff’ wages into their financial institution accounts commonly and as scheduled, thus consolidating transparency and oversight course of. It helps expediting settlement of any wage-related dispute,” Abdulaziz mentioned.
The second part of the scheme takes impact as of September 1, masking employers of fifty as much as 449 staff, whereas the third masking employers of 1 to 49 staff, will come into impact on January 1 subsequent 12 months.
The system applies on an non-compulsory foundation to home staff’ employers. The association is hoped to curb unlawful labour in Bahrain. The system can be useful to employers because it helps preserve a secure skilled setting and enterprise progress.