Dialogue to Solve Foreign Workers’ Problems

The Secretary-General of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFTU), Salman Jaffer Al Mahfood, called for solving the problems of foreign workers through the use of dialogue between the Ministry of Labour, foreign workers and unions or the GFTU as representative of Bahrain workers. This took place after some construction foundations called the riot police to deal with strikers protesting against their conditions. Consequently, some workers were deported to their counties and accused of inciting strikes. Mahfood criticised this action and stated that it harms Bahrain‘s reputation, which is built on being a country of laws and institutions- especially as strikes take place in a peaceful and civilised manner. He also called for dialogue as a means to solving the problems of foreign workers with regards to payment, accommodation and transport.