Bahrain: Exploitative aspects remain in worker sponsorship scheme, say NGO Migrant Rights

Author: Migrant Rights, Published on: 17 February 2020

"A closer look at the Flex-Permit two years on," 12 Feb 2020

Recommendations:

  • The rights of Flexi-Permit holders under the labour law needs to be made clear...
  • The fees need to be re-evaluated and made more affordable for workers. Fees should not be more than the cost of a normal work permit. Workers should also have the option to pay the fees according to their preferred schedule...
  • Minimum wage and wage protection must be established, and must also include Flexi-Permit holders who work in the so-called “gig economy” jobs.
  • The Flexi-Permit should be an option available to workers before arrival...
  • Domestic Workers should be included in the scheme, with a lower fee slab.

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