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Bahrain: Recruiters fined after employing migrant domestic workers on illegal terms, as some face mistreatment by sponsors & non-payment of wages

"Rogue agencies in Bahrain fined $188,349" 25 May 2021

...... Housemaids or cleaners are not authorised to work on an hourly basis in Bahrain.

“Forty-four companies were referred to the Public Prosecution as action was launched against establishments which employed workers to provide cleaning services on an hourly basis,” said the labour watchdog’s legal control deputy chief executive Dr Khalid Ahmed.

“During the raids, 238 unlawful domestic workers were identified while 3,800 expatriates, including illegal workers, were arrested,” he added.

....... Dr Ahmed said one of the reasons for domestic workers abandoning their sponsors was low salary, of up to BD80 per month.

“Other causes include mistreatment, delay in payment of wages or non-payment of wages.”

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