INTRODUCTION: An international seminar opened in Togo last week (7 September) to examine labour standards in Africa's Francophone countries.
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Background: LOME, TOGO
INTRODUCTION: An international seminar opened in Togo last week (7 September) to examine labour standards in Africa's Francophone countries. Delegates to the 12-day conference are assessing the application of internationally agreed working norms in their respective countries, and considering ways more effectively to ensure that proper working conditions are maintained.
SYNOPSIS: The seminar, being held in the capital of Lome, was organised jointly by the Togolese National Workers' Confederation and the International Labour Office, secretariat of the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation. This is the fourth round in regional studies of Africa. Those studies form part of a regional co-operation programme undertaken by the ILO, which is mandated to promote decent working conditions worldwide.
The ILO's own representative, Mr. Malu Tshizubu, speaking at the opening session, noted the problems faced by employers. But he stressed the contribution that can be made to economic progress and social justice by the achievement of international working standards. He particularly welcomed the opportunity provided by seminars such as that at Lome to review the practical problems of implementing those standards.
Source: REUTERS - AMEGAN AMETOZION