'File 28/14 Labour employed by the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited, Bahrain' [13r] (25/525)
The record is made up of 1 file (258 folios). It was created in 1 Nov 1935-9 Dec 1938. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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"breach of contract, and if they are "brought the Court
has definite material on which to. come to a decision.
6. I enclose, for your information, a copy of the
forms of agreement used for Indian clerks and artisans
recruited "by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Is this, •
in your opinion, suitable for Bahrain? There is no
need for -an arbitration clause as any employee could
file a suit for "breach of contract in the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Courts.
Moreover, the only suitable arbitrator would be either
the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , or the Assistant lolitical igent,
and if either party refused to accept the arbitral award
the case would then have to be tried before one of these
officers in their judicial capacity, which vould be un
desirable. It is likely that any form of contract fixed
for Bahrain will have to be submitted for the approval
of the Government of India.
7, It is possible that, in order to avoid conforming
to requirements in the case of Indian labour, the Company
might instead recruit only foreign labour, such as
Persians, Iraqis, etcetera. This would contravene
Article XYII of the lining Lease, and any tendency in
that direction should be checked. It could be pointed
out to the Company that such foreign labour v.ould be
equally entitled as Indian, to sue the Company in the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Courts for breach of contract, and it is aesirable
for them also to have proper contracts.
3. It is assumed that the American and British
employees of the Company are engaged on proper forms
of contract. We need not, therefore, take up their
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The file contains correspondence between the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) representative, the Adviser to the Governement of Bahrain, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. on the employment of Bahrain, Indian, British and American labour by BAPCO for the construction of the Refinery in Bahrain, and on the working conditions in the BAPCO camps. The file includes draft contracts and correspondence on cases of unlawful emigration from India and Persia to Bahrain and on the working conditions of Indian labour.
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the file (folios 231-259). The notes refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the file.
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The main foliation, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 259. There is another foliation sequence, not circled and incomplete.
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