Bahrain

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In Bahrain, the Solidarity Center supports trade union efforts to organize and educate a cadre of skilled labor educators and grassroots activists. Credit: GFBTU

 

In Bahrain, the Solidarity Center supports trade union efforts to organize and educate a cadre of skilled labor educators and grassroots activists.

The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU), one of the most active trade unions in the Gulf states, represents workers regardless of political, sectarian or national differences. The GFBTU has worked to bridge the divide between various factions and nurture the collective identity of Bahrain workers.

Since 2005, the Solidarity Center has worked with the GFBTU to help build its capacity as a representative trade union. Joint programs on gender equality, youth empowerment, migrant worker advocacy and the protection of the freedom of association have helped build the cooperative partnership between the GFBTU and the Solidarity Center.

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Why Amnesty Does Not Solve Gulf Labor, Kefala Issues

In Gulf Cooperation Council countries—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates—amnesties for workers in irregular status are frequently declared, indicating that irregularity is a common and recurring phenomenon within the governing...

Bahrain Union Congress Stands up for Democracy

Even as trade union representatives from Tunisia and other trade unionists were barred from entering Bahrain to attend the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) Congress, hundreds of union members participated in open, spirited discussions and held free...

May Day: Workers Stand Strong in Face of Threats

Workers in Bahrain, Burundi, Morocco, Swaziland and Turkey are standing strong in the face of economic and political threats this May Day. May 1 is generally a time when workers around the world celebrate the dignity of work and working people’s social and economic...
Bahrain Teachers Honored for Standing up to Repression

Bahrain Teachers Honored for Standing up to Repression

Leaders of the Bahrain Teachers Association were awarded the 2015 Arthur Svensson Prize for Trade Union Rights this week. The international honor recognizes Mahdi Abu Dheeb and Jalila al-Salman for “their encouragement of strike actions among teachers despite the...

Repression Still Reigns in Bahrain on Feb. 14 Anniversary

Repression Still Reigns in Bahrain on Feb. 14 Anniversary

The Bahrain government continues to torture opponents, penalize union members and leaders, and suppress human rights four years after the people of Bahrain stood up for a more participatory government, says Mohammed Al-Tajer, general coordinator of the Bahrain Human...

Bahrain’s Sad Anniversary: Three Years of Worker Repression

Bahrain’s Sad Anniversary: Three Years of Worker Repression

Three years after the people of Bahrain stood up for a more participatory government, the crackdown on dissent and rampant discrimination in the workplace continues. Hundreds of workers—including teachers, doctors, nurses and journalists who were doing their jobs when...

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