The Bahraini delegation, led by Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, Minister of Labor, participated in the 49th session of the Arab Labor Conference (ALC), organized by the Arab Labor Organization (ALO) of the League of Arab States, held here on May 22-29.

The minister stressed that Bahrain had paid great interest to enhancing partnership among the three production parties, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and with the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

Humaidan noted that Bahrain’s successful experience in providing a system to preserve workers' rights, especially during Covid-19 pandemic, by implementing health, financial and social initiatives that contributed to stabilizing the labor market and keeping unemployment rate at safe levels, as well as protecting production force from the risks of layoff during difficult circumstances.

He stressed that the government will continue to conduct a periodic review of labor initiatives and legislation to stay aligned with International Labor Organization (ILO) standards.

The minister referred to the report of the ALO Director General for the current session under the theme (Social Dialogue between Current Challenges and Future Prospects), which seeks to come up with a set of decisions that would support sustainable economic growth and confront global political, economic and technological challenges to enhance the ability of the economy and society to contain the changes resulting from global crises, in order to maintain the growth and stability of labor markets.

Source: Bahrain News Agency