Minister Jesus Maiato attends Labour Conference

Luanda The Angolan minister of Labour, Public Administration and Social Security, Jesus Maiato, attended last Tuesday, in Paris, the world conference with the theme Social Dialogue for a better Work Environment.

Representing the Head of State, the minister who is accompanied by the Angolan ambassador to France, JoAPound o Bernardo de Miranda and Ministry staff was one of the speakers of the meeting that talked about Towards decent work in global supply chains.

In his speech, Jesus Maiato reminded that Angola ratified eight Conventions of the International Labour Organization which the country is a member since 1976 and after the difficult war period, the country has been trying to be organized by creating jobs, giving work opportunities directly and indirectly.

The official stated also that in Angola one finds social dialogue and the recognition of workers’ fundamental rights, the right to go on strike and it has been created the Social Security National Council.

Jesus Maiato recognized as well that social dialogue is an important key for the global economy reconversion and with that it can be analysed and discussed the questions that still affect the labour market, namely gender imbalance, job creation and inclusive growth.

He reminded that all this will only be possible with strong leaders, both in governments and in organizations.

The conference was organized by Global Deal and was attended by Guy Rider, the International Labour Organization (ILO) director, and Angel Gurria, General Secretary of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The objective was to discuss the improvement of the workers conditions as well as their rights.

Therefore, in the sidelines of the conference, the Angolan minister had a meeting with his South African counterpart, Thulas Nxesi having recognized the need to reinforce the cooperation in that matter, particularly related to youth unemployment and professional training which are areas in which the two countries are willing to exchange experiences.

Both ministers showed interest in a meeting to exchange ideas about Implications of the African free trade and the Labour Immigration in both countries and in Africa.

The official recognized as well that both South Africa and Angola have the capacity to lead the southern sub-region at this level.

Source: Angola Press News Agency