Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bahrain construction workers get salary arrears

The workers of a leading construction company in Bahrain have started receiving their salary arrears following orders from HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to the Labour and Social Development Ministry, to intensify efforts with the all the relevant parties, including the construction company, to undertake all the necessary legal and financial procedures to ensure the payment of the workers’ salary arrears

Authorities stepped in to end the crisis engulfing staff of G P Zachariades Civil Engineering and Contractors (GPZ), who had been waiting for several months for their salaries, reported our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.

Almost half of 600 labourers have finally been paid, while the rest will receive their wages today and tomorrow, confirmed Labour Affairs under-secretary Sabah Al Dossary.

Workers who choose to leave the country shall also receive all their salary arrears, and the Ministry of Workers will facilitate their departure at the Bahrain International Airport, Al Dossary was quoted as saying in the BNA report.

The Labour and Social Development Ministry expressed pride in the Premier’s interest in boosting the development and production process in the kingdom and keenness on applying the law to preserve labour gains and rights, stated the report.

The ministry stressed the government’s keenness on ensuring the rights of workers, who are the cornerstone of the kingdom’s development and progress, according to BNA.

Workers who have received their salary arrears thanked HRH the Prime Minister for his kind gesture and directives to solve their problem quickly, it added.

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