LMRA conducted 1,519 inspection campaigns and visits during last week

Manama, The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced the implementation of 1,519 inspection campaigns and visits, during the week of 5 to 11 May 2024, which resulted in the detention of 39 violating and irregular workers, while 200 violators were deported.

The inspection campaigns and visits also resulted in monitoring a number of violations related to the provisions of a number of regulating laws, especially the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and the Residency Laws in the Kingdom of Bahrain, noting that legal measures were taken regarding the observed violations.

The authority pointed out that 1,504 inspection visits were carried out on various shops in all governorates, in addition to 15 joint inspection campaigns, that included three campaigns in the Capital Governorate; two campaigns in the Muharraq Governorate; four campaigns in the Northern Governorate, and six campaigns in the Southern Governorate.

The government entities that participated in the campaigns are the Ministry of Interior
, represented by the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA), the General Directorate of Crime Detection and Forensic science, the Governorate’s respective Police Directorate, the Ministry of Oil and Environment, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Health, Electricity and Water Authority, Social Insurance Organization, Northern Area Municipality, and Southern Area Municipality.

The Authority affirmed the continuation of joint coordination with government agencies to intensify inspection campaigns in all governorates of the kingdom and to address any violations or practices that negatively affect the stability and competitiveness of the labour market or harm the economic and social security of the kingdom.

The LMRA renewed its call on all members of society to support the efforts of government agencies in addressing illegal labour practices, by reporting violations via the electronic form on the authority’s website www.lmra.gov.bh or by calling the authority’s call centre on 17
506055 or via the government’s Suggestions and Complaints System (Tawasul).