69 Active Trade Unions in Bahrain
In 2010, the number of trade unions under the umbrella of the
General Federation of Bahraini Trade Unions (GFBTU) has reached
69 unions, 11 of which had joined the GFBTU during its first session
in 2004. The rest had joined during its second session in 2008,
and five trade unions ceased their activities.
Jaafar Khaleel, spokesperson of GFBTU, said that the second session
was the most productive because the demands of the unions were met
and their numbers had increased.
With regards to the number of active trade unions, Khaleel said
that: “the number of strong and active trade unions is not small,
and that other small trade unions are trying to reach the same level
as the active ones. Many trade unions have achieved notable achievements
since their establishment.