xpatriates in government jobs of bahrain - Bahrain Ministry of Labor

MP Mohammed Issa announced in the Bahraini parliament today that the number of expatriates in the public sector has risen dramatically, with Bahrainis in the private sector declining.

Bahraini MP Mohammed Essa Al-Abbasi also confirmed that foreigners in the government sector have 207 expatriates in just six months, rather than a decrease in their number, a sign that the government is continuing its policy of employing foreigners.

The MP pointed to the leniency of the Ministry of Labor in Bahrain in the number of expatriates in the private sector compared to the number of Bahrainis in these jobs.

Demanding the need to raise the Ministry of Labor the percentage of Bahrainisation in some companies, especially as the Committee felt that the required rates on some companies in the private sector did not exceed 20%.

He stressed that there is no plan from the Bahraini Ministry of Labor to support national labor in the labor market, adding that the Minister of Labor sent to the Committee a draft plan that was drawn up in 2014 and was not implemented, describing it as a good plan, but it was not issued or published in the Official Gazette.

He stressed that the politicians of the Bahraini Ministry of Labor is considered a violation of the law and neglect of the subject of the Bahrainisation of jobs and this caused the decline of the rates of Bahrainisation in the previous four years from 20% to about 16%, indicating that the percentage of Bahrainisation in the private sector varies from company to company and there are no specific criteria to determine Those proportions.

Mohammed Essa, a Bahraini MP, pointed out the necessity of requiring the Ministry of Labor in Bahrain to employ employers to employ Bahrainis instead of foreign expatriates in Bahrain.

Bahraini MP Essa added that there are 93,000 Bahrainis compared to 486,000 foreigners, which indicates a small percentage of Bahrainis working in the private sector, and this number is less than the previous years.In 2014, the percentage of Bahrainis working in the private sector reached 19.38% and decreased in 2016 to 16%, and in 2018 it was 17.3%.