06 Oct

UASA Media Release: 06 October 2023

Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

To commemorate World Day for Decent Work tomorrow, UASA heeds the call to government, stakeholders, industry partners, businesses and labour organisations to collaborate to end unemployment, close the gender pay gap and create jobs with decent working conditions for all workers.

UASA dedicates this day to the labour force and salutes those able to create employment and tirelessly contribute to economic growth and sustainability. We remind young and old not to sit back, hoping for better days, but rather to be the solution we desperately need.

To our leaders, we pose a question: How do we still not have a viable economy flooded with sustainable jobs following the many “interventions” over the years? What future is there for the millions of active young people without employment? How can we restore their lost hopes and dreams?

This World Day for Decent Work, UASA supports the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC’s) call for fair remuneration to relieve the enormous financial pressure on workers and their households, driven by inflation and other economic factors.

We take note of organisations and leaders who prioritise safe workplaces. We continue to advocate for the ratification of Convention 190 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) worldwide and other labour-related policies that benefit workers.

UASA encourages its members and all workers to join the call for decent work, stand against discrimination, inequality, and gender-based violence in the workplace, and strive for fair and decent work.

Happy World Day for Decent Work to all workers.

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162 .

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