DHL Bahrain under pressure from local union

Employees express concern over new shift schedule.
Employees at DHL Bahrain's aviation hub have expressed their dissatisfaction with potential changes to work schedules.
Employees at DHL Bahrain's aviation hub have expressed their dissatisfaction with potential changes to work schedules.

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Around 100 Bahraini DHL employees are on the verge of taking action against the company over a change in their shifts, according to a local union head, who was speaking to the Gulf Daily News paper.

The new schedule is apparently separated into four shifts, whereas the previous arrangement, which has lasted for 20 years, was split into two. The employees are concerned that the new plans will disrupt their family lives.

“The previous schedule was not perfect but we can improve it. We have suggested an alternative, but we didn't get a response from officials yet," said union head Hussain Abbas, according to the Bahraini newspaper. 

Abbas also raised concerns over the lack of a bonus structure at the company and the disparity in the salary arrangements for Bahrainis and expatriate employees.

Bahrain is the headquarters of DHL's Middle East operations, and has been operational since 1993.

LogisticsMiddleEast.com contacted DHL to seek the company's comments, but no officials were available to discuss the matter.
 

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