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Bahrain welcomes back reinstated employees 18 Jan 2012

Group photo of Bahrain International Circuit staff, January 2012 Aerial view of the circuit.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Race, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, 14 March 2010 Paddock buildings and an F1 flag.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Preparations, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Thursday, 11 March 2010 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB6 leads at the start of the race.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Race, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, 14 March 2010 Sun sets over the circuit.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Preparations, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Thursday, 11 March 2010

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), venue for April’s 2012 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, held a meeting earlier this week to welcome back its reinstated employees.

It follows the recent BIC announcement that staff would be reinstated, in line with the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) currently being implemented under the royal decree of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

“We are happy to see the Bahrain staff have been reinstated and are back to work,” commented Formula One Management on the news.

The staff meeting was held at BIC’s media centre, where Zayed Rashid Al Zayani, Chairman of the Board at BIC, spoke alongside Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the circuit, and Dr Mohammed Ali Alansari, Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs at the Ministry of Labour.

Addressing all BIC staff members present, Zayed Al Zayani commented: “In accordance with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in the spirit of reconciliation - following with the recommendations of the BICI report - the Board of the Bahrain International Circuit warmly welcomes back our employees and looks forward to them rejoining the BIC family.

“We are approaching a crucial time of the year at BIC, with the hosting of the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix coming up in three months’ time. We look forward to working again as one unit, as we have done in the past, to show the world what Bahrain is really about.”

Al Zayani thanked all who had stepped forward and filled in the vacant positions during the past several months, and also wished all the staff the best of luck in working together to fulfil their duties and responsibilities.

Ministry of Labour Official, Dr Mohammed Ali Alansari, added: “The Ministry of Labour appreciates all the efforts made by the BIC in reinstating the staff who had been dismissed during the earlier part of last year. The BIC continues to lead the way in employee development, and it remains a model for businesses in the Kingdom to follow.

“Today’s gathering is an important step that emphasises the spirit of friendship between all staff members. We look forward to all the other businesses in the Kingdom following in the example of the BIC.”

At the end of the meeting, all staff came together for a photograph in the BIC’s Formula One paddock.

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