Manama// The contractors associations is organizing a sit-in in front of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority today in protest against the government decision allowing foreign workers to transfer freely from one sponsor to another. The contractors want the competent authority to put an end to the labour drain problem and start deporting loose labour and extend the deadline for residence renewal for more than three month. "contractors are suffering great deal from the loose labour issue, which we encounter everywhere now and which hurt the public image of our country" a source connected with the sit-in told Al Waqt. Loose labour refers mainly to such activities as selling flowers, vegetables or other products at traffic lights and public spaces. The contractors were also displeased with a recent 10- Dinar tariff (Dh 100) payable on fresh recruitment, and have organized a number of sit-ins.
From The National