Government says it remains committed to achieving this year’s labour day theme of “building partnerships for sustainable national development through decent job creation and social justice” in practical ways through the implementation of favorable policies, strategies and programs.
Kabompo District Commissioner Shatewa Ndumba said government will achieve this through the overall goal of creating a peaceful but highly productive labour market and ultimately a thriving economy.
Ms. Ndumba said this in Kabompo yesterday when officiating at this year’s district Labour Day commemorations.
She said the building of meaningful partnerships and synergies in relation to labour matters cannot be overemphasized as achieving national development can only be done through collaboration among the tripartite partners and other stakeholders who play an important role.
Ms also said the result of good collaboration and partnerships among the players on the labour market has always translated into higher compliance and sense of ownership in the development agenda.
Meanwhile speaking at the same function the Federation of Free Trade Unions of Zambia (FFTUZ) general secretary Fernando Fulwe said government needs to always engage unions as social partners for inputs.
Mr Fulwe said government should strengthen the means of partnership as an important vehicle for mobilization and sharing knowledge including expertise in order to deliver the correct food for workers of Zambia.