The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBU) reported this week that it is continuing its work of reaching out to workers, particularly to construction workers, on ways how they can ensure their good health and safety, and secure their incomes and other means of livelihood. The union said that the construction sector is the backbone of the country’s economy.
With the theme: “We will fight COVID-19 together,” GFBU partnered with employers in promoting workers’ health and safety. They provided members with information posters and the latest publications on COVID-19 from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bahraini Ministry of Health. Information materials on how to properly disinfect workplaces and face masks were also distributed to workers.
To further ensure workers’ health and safety, telework or work from home options will be made available to employees whose physical presence in workplaces are not required.
GFBU also said that they are constantly monitoring news on the ground through their members’ social media accounts and the authorities’ official websites.