APM Terminals Bahrain has signed a three-year collective bargaining agreement which further reinforces commitment towards their employees.
From April 2014 onwards, families of employees will be covered under the company’s medical insurance policy. This coverage will continue until 2017.
Other items covered under the agreement include: occupational health and safety, unemployment insurance, annual increase, training, development and promotion.
The Agreement was signed by Layla Al – Samerrai, head of HR at APM and a representative of the Port Workers Union.
Speaking at the signing, Mr. Marco Neelson, Chief Executive of APM Terminals Bahrain said: “We will continue to invest in the well-being of our employees and their families to jointly ensure the smooth continuity of activities.
“Working together to improve performance quality and increase productivity – we will strengthen the future success of Bahrain’s ports to foster a safe and healthy work environment for our employees.”
Speaking on behalf of all members of the Port Workers Union and the employees of APM Bahrain, Mr. Salman Al- Saad, Deputy Chairman of the Port Workers Union, said that the collective agreement could not be achieved without “the concerted efforts of both parties, the union and APM Terminals management, to achieve the common interest of social partnership on the ground.”