WORKSHOP ON ROLE OF UNIONS IN EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK OPENS IN ADDIS

ADDIS ABABA -- A three-day workshop for Horn of Africa countries focusing on the role of trade unions in implementing the recommendation on employment and decent work for peace and resilience has opened in Addis Ababa with more than 30 participants from seven countries in the sub-region participating.

In her keynote speech Monday, the Director of the Bureau for Workers Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Maria Helena Andre, said trade unions believe they can assist in reducing the causes of conflict, manage situations of disasters and also be effectively involved in assisting post-conflict countries to return to normal situation.

According to her, trade unions should understand that peace and tranquility is indeed the single most important factor which can propel African economies to the desired heights, and trade unions know that peace and tranquility must be nurtured.

Andre stressed that experience of unions in resolving conflict at the workplace, and in bringing divided communities is an asset which can be employed in resolving conflicts at the local, national, and regional levels.

She added that the ILO would continue to provide advisory and support services for the design and implementation of regional and sub-regional organizations as well as national trade unions' plans of action.

Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Union President Kassahun Follo said unions needed to ensure respect for all human rights and rule of law, including respect for fundamental principles and rights at work and for international labour standards.

He added that the confederation was committed to implementing recommendations and adoptions following the discussion regarding employment and decent work for peace and resilience in the sub-region to realize the objectives.

The participants will discuss the roles of trade unions on implementing the recommendation on employment and decent work for peace and resilience.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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WORKSHOP ON ROLE OF UNIONS IN EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK OPENS IN ADDIS

ADDIS ABABA -- A three-day workshop for Horn of Africa countries focusing on the role of trade unions in implementing the recommendation on employment and decent work for peace and resilience has opened in Addis Ababa with more than 30 participants from seven countries in the sub-region participating.

In her keynote speech Monday, the Director of the Bureau for Workers Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Maria Helena Andre, said trade unions believe they can assist in reducing the causes of conflict, manage situations of disasters and also be effectively involved in assisting post-conflict countries to return to normal situation.

According to her, trade unions should understand that peace and tranquility is indeed the single most important factor which can propel African economies to the desired heights, and trade unions know that peace and tranquility must be nurtured.

Andre stressed that experience of unions in resolving conflict at the workplace, and in bringing divided communities is an asset which can be employed in resolving conflicts at the local, national, and regional levels.

She added that the ILO would continue to provide advisory and support services for the design and implementation of regional and sub-regional organizations as well as national trade unions' plans of action.

Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Union President Kassahun Follo said unions needed to ensure respect for all human rights and rule of law, including respect for fundamental principles and rights at work and for international labour standards.

He added that the confederation was committed to implementing recommendations and adoptions following the discussion regarding employment and decent work for peace and resilience in the sub-region to realize the objectives.

The participants will discuss the roles of trade unions on implementing the recommendation on employment and decent work for peace and resilience.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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