The right to work and employment

The Kingdom of Bahrain has made many pioneering achievements in the field of labour market reform and employment, including:

  • The establishment of trade unions, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), and the labour fund (Tamkeen), which has contributed to reducing the unemployment rate.
  • Providing job seekers with financial subsidies, estimated at an average of $360 per month, under Decree No. (78) of 2006 regarding unemployment insurance, which is an unprecedented step in the Arab world.
  • Respecting the rights of expatriate workers by ensuring their freedom of movement and prohibiting them from working at noon in the construction sector or traveling in open trucks.
  • Implementation of Decree No. (1) of 2008 on combating trafficking (PDF, 223KB, 4 pages, Arabic only) in persons and ensuring health and humanitarian standards in residential and labour environments.


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Content Last Updated: 09 Jul, 2024

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