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Bahrain to launch new services to help migrant workers in distress

Author: Migrant-Rights, Published on: 17 January 2020

Assistance [through the new service] is provided only for filing initial complaint, and does not address the many barriers to obtaining justice that follow once complaint is registered...

The LMRA’s assistance unit will help reduce barriers to filing labour dispute complaints... But access to redressal mechanisms and access to justice are two distinct things. The Bahraini government must do more to systematically combat non-payment of wages and assist distressed migrant workers throughout the labour court process and not just filing complaints. First, it should allow workers to change employers when there's a dispute and second, by facilitating legal aid.

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