Workers, employers in Myanmar urged to work for raising productivity with harmony

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-01 11:24:13|Editor: Xiaoxia
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YANGON, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Win Myint on Wednesday urged workers and employers in the country to work for raising the productivity with harmony and mutual understanding, while the government is placing emphasis on conducting policy changes for improving the livelihood of workers step by step.

U Win Myint, in his message on the occasion of International Workers' Day, also called on all citizens in the country to overcome challenges faced with collective strength at a time when the government is striving toward achieving all-round and sustainable development goals.

With the aim of establishing peaceful and stable worksites through improving tripartite relationship between government, employers and workers, national tripartite dialogue forums are being held once every four months and matters relating to amending labor law as well as labor affairs are discussed and decided.

In order to effectively implement workers affairs in accordance with the accepted international workers norms, a total of 2,932 labor organizations at grass root, township and state or region levels were formed under the country's labor organization law, he said.

He said that the government is also drawing up a complaint mechanism together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to eradicate forced labor.

He also said that a national level work program 2018-2022 on migrant workers has also been drawn up, while working out and implementing a policy to obtain foreign employment opportunities.

The government is also placing great emphasis on producing expert workers, he said, calling on workers on their part, to strive for becoming such expert workers to meet the demand of the market.

The president pledged to work with special regard to ensure all the workers' entitled rights under law.