GDN Online | 9 November 2018

THOUSANDS of runaway domestic workers in Bahrain are being given the opportunity to regularise their status under a new initiative.

This is the first time domestic workers are being included in the flexible work permit scheme that was launched in July last year.

However, only those who have been absconding from their employers before November 1 are eligible to apply for the visa.

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said this was a “limited time offer”.

“We are now allowing domestic workers to apply for the flexible work permit scheme,” he told the GDN yesterday.

“This is only for a limited time; we are hoping to clear some backlog of cases related to domestic workers who did not avail of the previous amnesties or regularisation pathway in the past.”



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