Union organisations welcome meeting with Executive

Luanda – Representatives of trade union organisations have praised the Tuesday meeting with Government aimed at finding solutions to improve the social environment and workers’ living standards.

The meeting was chaired by the vice President of Republic, Bornito de Sousa, meant to address the main issues that could lead to the strike.

The meeting focused on ongoing actions to improve the socio-economic environment and quality of life.

Speaking to the press, Lazaro Bijola, representative of the Union of Justice sector, said the meeting enabled all trade unionists to came up with their views on the demands of the social partners of the State.

Among the concerns, he mentioned the lack of working conditions, valorisation of sector’s work and the issues linked to the career.

Adriano Manuel, chairperson of the medical doctor’s union of Angola, said that the meeting allowed the members to address the main concerns.

In turn, the deputy chairperson of the Federation of the Union of Education, Adriano Santos, praised the government for opening of dialogue, stressing that such an attitude should continue.

CAndido Teixeira (Journalists’ Union), presented proposals related to the urgent issue of careers in public media companies.

He also spoke of the State’s authorisation of public media companies to put 10 percent of their advertising revenue into journalists pension fund.

Still, the leader of the National Teachers’ Union (Sinprof), Herminia do Nascimento, said the meeting allowed the Executive to hear the conditions of the country’s financial situation.

According to the Vice-President of the Republic, Bornito de Sousa, the Government relies on the participation of the social partners in all areas of social and labour life.

Bornito de Sousa said to hope solutions and consensus that increasingly promote dialogue, social peace and economic growth.

Source: Angola Press News Agency