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Liberia Moves to Harmonize Decent Work Act With ILO Conventions

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Labor Minister Cooper Kruah has officially opened an engagement forum to discuss the possible harmonization of the Decent Work Act with the provisions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions.

The aim is to ensure equity in the trade union status of both public and private sector workers.

Addressing the gathering at the Labor Ministry in Monrovia Tuesday, Minister Kruah assured Liberia’s continuous commitment to the provisions of the ILO, as a founding member.

He emphasized  President Joseph Boakai government’s unwavering support in ensuring and protecting the freedom of association for private and public sector workers, as guaranteed by the Liberian Constitution.

The forum is being attended by officials from local and international trade union organizations, affiliate institutions, and government agencies, including members of the National Legislature.

In his remarks, Minister Kruah noted that the gathering is an important step in the government’s efforts to align the Decent Work Act with the ILO Conventions, which Liberia has ratified.

As a founding member of the ILO, Liberia has a long-standing commitment to upholding the principles of the organization, including the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

 

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