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02 May 2017

The Bahrain Free Labour Union Federation celebrated May Day during a function organized under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Labour and Social Development Minister H.E. Mr. Jamil Humaidan, who was present at the ceremony, honoured 258 workers, including several from the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), with awards and certificates in recognition of their contributions.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said the ceremony recognized the highly-competent and specialized Company employees. The Company, he said, had always focused on its human element and was keen on developing it and providing it with the required skills through training courses and workshops.

These, he said, were held at the Company’s own Leadership and Learning Academy as well as within and outside Bahrain. In addition, employees were always encouraged to attend specialized conferences to equip them with knowledge and experiences from modern technology.

Dr. Jawahery praised the team spirit of Company employees which, he said, distinguishes them from others, strengthens their loyalty and supports their dedication to work and strive to give more.

He said the administration is keen to provide an ideal social and recreational environment to the employees through periodic events organized to entertain workers and their families. He said the Company’s Club also organizes recreational activities aimed at workers and implements programmes and competitions in the summer for employees’ children.

Dr. Jawahery said employees had benefitted from the activities and had achieved recognition at the local, regional and international level. Several awards the Company had won also made it stand out in the petrochemical industry.

He said the employees had achieved a lot in not only in their profession but also in other areas such as sports, public speaking and voluntary work. He said they had excelled in creativity as well.

Dr. Jawahery spoke of the several advantages Bahraini employees had at GPIC since the Company, in addition to an excellent work environment, provides them the means of being creative. He said the Company also provides each employee and the family with the necessary health insurance.