Labour Minister leads Bahrain delegation in the International Labour Conference

Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, Labor and Social Development Minister and Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Board of Directors Chairman, led Bahrain’s delegation in the 111th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) held in Switzerland from June 5-16.

The delegation included government representatives, employers (represented by Sameer Abdullah Nass, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Chairman), workers (represented by Abdul Qader Al Shehabi, General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) Secretary General and Bahrain's Free Labour Unions (Al Hurr) Federation's Executive President Yaqoub Yousef Mohammed), and members of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in Geneva.

ILC is a key conference held annually by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), bringing together tripartite (government-employer-worker) delegations from member states. It discusses employment and social protection issues and strengthens the tripartite consulations.

The conference will focus on the discussion of the Director-General of the International Labour Office’s report on advancing social justice. The report deals with the repercussions of various factors and crises that negatively affect labor markets, the advancement of social justice and the promotion of decent work.

The conference will also discuss adopting an international recommendation to regulate apprenticeships, a report on social protection, a report dealing with a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies, and a report on the implementation of international labor agreements and recommendations.

The minister affirmed Bahrain’s keenness to participate in the ILC to showcase progress in labour market reforms, development and regulations, in line with the comprehensive development process led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the efforts of the government headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

Source: Bahrain News Agency