Labour Minister highlights government's support for trade union work

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Manama, Mar. 29 (BNA): Labour and Social Development Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, met here the Secretary-General of the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB), Abdulqader Al-Shehabi, in the presence of Deputy Secretary-General, Hassan Abdulla Al-Halwaji.


The minister congratulated Al-Shehabi on winning the confidence of the representatives of Bahraini trade unions and election as GFWTUB Secretary-General, noting that he is looking forward to enhancing cooperation between the Labour Ministry and GFWTUB to increase labour gains during the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who laid the rules for trade union work, and its first supporter in the kingdom.


Humaidan underlined the constant keenness of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and supported by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to support and facilitate the work of trade unions, being a major part in the three production parties, and an important engine in enhancing the kingdom’s development and progress.


He also highlighted the government’s adoption of initiatives aimed at providing decent work for the citizens, and ensuring that Bahraini nationals’ jobs are not affected by any developments or economic challenges.


Al-Shehabi praised the existing cooperation between the Labour Ministry, GFWTUB and all trade union organisations, noting that GFWTUB is keen to strengthen joint work among the three production parties and enhance bridges of communication, trust and constructive dialogue among them to serve national interests, achieve balance and ensure the labour market’s stability and development, which will contribute to supporting the economic development in Bahrain.