Labour Minister : Bahrain is committed
to International Standards

On 10 June 2009, the Minister of Labour, Dr. Majeed Al-Alawi, said in a meeting for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva that Bahrain has recently put into practice article 25 of the law regulating labour market which gives migrant workers the right to move to another employer without the consent of the former one. He also stated that this has come about in the in the context of the Government’s commitments to international labour standards and human rights conventions. Al Alawi added that work is, currently, taking place on the development of an insurance system for unemployment, improving wages, career incentives and union work.