BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking, gives utmost importance to the human capital and has always been working to develop the employees in the banking sector, offering them the right opportunities and enhancing their rights. Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, CE of BBK and Mr. Khalil Zainal- Chairman, Bankers Union met early January 2012 at the Bank’s Headquarters in Manama. This meeting represents the first of a series of meetings to be convened between BBK and the Bankers Union on a quarterly basis. During this meeting, the periodical meeting agenda of the current year was set and other matters of great importance to both parties were discussed as proposed by the Union to which the Bank manifested its interest.
In this respect, Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, BBK CE stated that “The human capital was and still continues to play a crucial role in maintaining the Bank’s performance and enhancing its products and services offered to its valuable customers and stakeholders. We are always keen to look after our employees interests and provide them with the means that improve their well being in general and we confirm this statement through our regular meetings with the Bankers Union”.
At the end of the meeting, both parties expressed their willingness to continue and improve such meetings and Mr. Khalil Zainal, Chairman of the Bankers Union, expressed his appreciation to the Bank’s CE for the warm welcome.
It is worth mentioning that the Bankers Union was established on 25.01.2003 following the launch of His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa reform scheme and after the publication of Legislative Decree No.(33) of 2002 with respect to the promulgation of the Workers Union Law as a workers union designed to look after the interests of the workers in the financial and banking sector, to defend their rights, to raise the level of their employment gains and living conditions through the spread of the vocational and the union culture and the active participation in numerous events to emphasize the role of unions as an integral element of the developed economy.
As one of the major financial institutions in Bahrain, BBK has been always keen to commit to its social responsibility role that aims at achieving the sole goal and vision of a brighter future and community in the Kingdom of Bahrain.