In 1975, Alba was selected by the Government of Bahrain to be the first company in the country to have the privilege of forming a joint consultative committee as part of the Government’s plans to encourage greater interaction between workers and management.
The committee comprised members representing both employers and employees – the latter were directly voted by the workforce. However, the committee was dissolved in 2002 when Alba became one of the first companies in Bahrain to establish an active labour union directly elected by employees.
The Alba Labour Union Board of Directors consists of a total of 15 members. All employees below manager level are eligible to become members. The Union plays a key role in presenting the employee’s voice before the management, address grievances and provide input in the implementation of a variety of welfare initiatives.