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LMRA, SIO launch initiative to protect worker wages in private sector

2023-08-10 00:00:00

LMRA, SIO launch initiative to protect worker wages in private sector

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO) have launched an initiative that will combine efforts to focus on further developing the wage protection system and link it to the labour wages database.

The initiative was launched by Nouf Abdulrahman Jamsheer, CEO of the LMRA, and Eman Mustafa Al Murbati, CEO of the Social Insurance Organisation, in the presence of several officials of the two bodies at the headquarters of the SIO.

Jamsheer expressed the LMRA's pleasure in partnering with SIO, as the initiative is an important step towards the development of the wage protection system and linking it to the insured wages database, in coordination and cooperation with the concerned authorities.

LMRA CEO Said that the partnership will provide added oversight of the employers’ commitment to pay their employees’ wages, to enhance the efficiency and quality of electronic services in the government sector and increase cooperation mechanisms among state institutions, and to ensure the correctness of data related to workers’ wages in the private sector, and to monitor employers’ commitment to applying the provisions of legislation on wage regulation, by providing the databases related to workers' wages at both parties and the exchange of data between them.

She added that the benefits resulting from this partnership will cover all workers in the private sector operating in the Kingdom, both Bahrainis and non-Bahrainis.

Jamsheer highlighted that the initiative will raise the efficiency and quality of the E-services in the Government sector, ensuring data correctness related to real wages and actual workers in the Private Sector, evaluate and match all wages paid in the private sector with Insured wages and alert the employers of any salary discrepancies at both organisations.

She noted that the move will further enrich the information and accuracy of the data in the wage protection reports at LMRA and allow the accurate collection of fees imposed by SIO on employers.

Al Murbati stressed the importance of this step to expand the scope of partnership with LMRA, and working together to achieve the common objectives and goals towards developing work and enhancing the efficiency and quality of services and cooperation mechanisms to ensure the correctness of data related to wages, through which we will be able to provide protection for workers' wages in an optimal manner.