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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO CREATING DECENT EMPLOYMENT - PRIME MINISTER

By Wonderboy Dlamini | 2019-04-15

While the nation fights to emerge above the prevailing financial crisis, government remains committed to creating decent jobs which will also be in line with the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) benchmarks.

ILO is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards. The prime minister and a delegation of officials who included minister of labour and social security Makhosi Vilakati, attended the annual UN meeting where ILO issues formed part of the main agenda.

When addressing the media upon his return at KMIII International Airport on Saturday, the premier reported that member states intensively discussed the ILO standards in the working environment, in a bid that to ensure that all countries adhere to same.

Member states are said to have been urged to ensure good welfare for workers both under government and the private sector. Dlamini said his delegation was happy to report that the country is working against all odds to ensure that citizens have decent jobs, with the employers meeting the ILO standards.

Meanwhile, the prime minister said the member states also discussed Sustainable Development Goal number eight, which emphasises on economic development for all countries. To ensure this development goal, Dlamini said it was also highlighted that governments must prioritise in creating employment for citizens. 

On another note, the minister of labour and security also attended to a number of meetings which touched on his ministry.

Again, the welfare of workers became the key point of discussion by the governments.

The prime minister reported that his delegation also took time and visited the Eswatini embassy in New York where some issues were discussed.

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