Alba reinstates 70 staff
Manama, July 28, 2011
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), ranked one of the largest smelters in the world, announced the reinstatement of 70 staff who had been dismissed during the unrest.
The decision was made by an appeal committee set up by Alba board of directors chairman Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji to re-investigate all such cases.
It takes the total number of reinstated staff to 204, which includes 134 workers who returned to work earlier this month.
"The move underlines Alba's continuing commitment to support the government of Bahrain's initiatives in strengthening social, economic and political stability across the kingdom," said an Alba statement.
According to the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions 416 Alba staff were dismissed from their jobs for failing to show up for work during the unrest. – TradeArabia News Service