Al Hamad strike ends

Firm promises to pay wages to workers

Workers for Al Hamad have been promised their wages for tomorrow
Workers for Al Hamad have been promised their wages for tomorrow

Workers for Al Hamad Contracting in Bahrain have returned to work today after being promised their wages will be paid on Wednesday, according to sources.

More than 2000 workers went on strike yesterday when their monthly salaries were not paid on time.

A source within the company said the problem was due to a delayed payment from one of Al Hamad’s clients.

He said Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) went to Al Hamad’s labour camps yesterday to discuss the situation with the workers.

“The LMRA helped explain the difficulties that the company was facing and reassure the workers that they will be paid,” he said.

“The company has said they will get the salary on the 18th, if that doesn’t happen they will strike again.”

An official spokesman for Al Hamad was not available to comment.

The firm is currently working on several large projects in Bahrain, namely Reef Island, Villamar Towers and Marina West.

Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 765
Jun 29, 2020