NIHR Chairman praises Bahrain's achievements in protecting workers' rights

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Manama, May 1 (BNA): Chairman of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), Ali Ahmed Al-Derazi, has extended congratulations to all workers in Bahrain on the Labour Day, commending their dedicated efforts to serve the comprehensive development march, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and supported by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.


Al-Derazi stressed workers’ right to a secure and safe work environment in which all labour rights confirmed by the national legislation and international labour standards are guaranteed, in order to achieve the sustainable development goals of the three production parties.

The NIHR chief hailed the top positions obtained by Bahrain within the reports on human development and women’s participation issued by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organisation, in recognition of the Kingdom’s achievements in the field of labour rights, in general, and the measures taken to safeguard workers’ rights during the Coronavirus pandemic, in particular, as well as its emphasis on the right to work for all.


Al-Derazi stressed that the NIHR spares no effort in following up on and monitoring the extent of compliance with the international conventions and treaties ratified by the Kingdom regarding the protection of workers’ rights, calling for commitment in order to preserve those rights.


He also called for cooperation among the three production parties and strengthening of community partnership in order to protect the rights of the national and expatriate workforce.


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