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The company has two unions: the Alba Labour Union (ALU), which operates under Al Hurr, and the Alba Trade Union (ATU), which operates under the GFBTU.
According to GFBTU officials, this re-organisation will reduce the number of trade unions operating under the federation by 80 per cent and is expected to be complete by June.
The government has continuously ignored all calls raised by community-based organisations and members of municipal councils and statements issued by the GFBTU about the need to construct proper housing compounds for migrant labourers, as is the case in some other Gulf countries.
She said the GFBTU has raised the issue in Bahrain's report on its efforts related to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which was discussed in Geneva last month.
Under the GFBTU initiative, Bahraini households will be educated on the workers' rights, including paying them a fair wage, allowing them Internet access to be able to speak to their families, giving them mandatory days off and ensure they receive their end-of-service settlement.
GFBTU assistant secretary-general Mohammad Mahdi said it was time those still unemployed were found work.
"We recommend that there should be a compulsory 25pc Bahrainisation in all job sectors in the country, while it should be more in major companies," said GFBTU assistant secretary for media Jaffar Khaleel.
"This march helped us raise issues that workers all over the country can relate to regarding treatment by employers and their rights," said GFBTU assistant secretary-general for the private sector Karim Radhi.
"When a worker gets a new job offer, he submits his month's notice to the management and also applies for the mobility process," said GFBTU assistant secretary for international relations Karim Radhi.
More than 150 employees were honoured at the BLUFF event at the Gulf Hotel, while 218 workers were awarded at the GFBTU event at the Crowne Plaza.
The ceremony, during which a number of Bahraini workers were honoured, was organised by the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) at the Gulf Hotel Convention and Spa.
30 (BNA): Labour and Social Development Minister, and Board Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, chaired a meeting between the Ministry and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU), led by Secretary-General, Hassan Abdulla Al-Halwachi.
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