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Labour Day: Representatives of national organisations stress importance of upgrading work

Upgrading work is a national priority to promote the economy, win the challenge of competitiveness and improve productivity, stressed on Tuesday, unanimously Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), president of Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) and President of the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP) during a ceremony organised at the Cite de la Culture in Tunis on Labour Day.

UGTT Secretary General Noureddine Tabboubi underlined the organisation’s willingness to encourage workers to redouble their efforts to improve productivity, particularly in the difficult economic juncture, but that employees should not be the only stakeholders to assume this responsibility.

In this context, he emphasised the importance of combining the efforts of all parties to overcome the difficulties and make the supreme interest of the country prevail by avoiding tensions that may hinder progress of reforms and wealth creation.

Tabboubi added that the preservation of public enterprises and the improvement of their performance as well as the guarantee of tax justice are among the national priorities of the UGTT for the coming period.

He also called for fighting corruption, restoring public money and protecting the national economy and public enterprises through the fight against smuggling, informal economy and all forms of precarious work.

Tabboubi said that the trade union organisation, as a social party adhering to the Carthage document, has the right to propose the rectification of the process and the change in the composition of the government to accelerate the implementation of the reforms.

In turn, UTICA President Samir Majoul emphasised that productivity development is the best solution to all the problems facing the country.

“It is also the best way to save the Tunisian economy, prevent social and political risks, ensure sustainability of the company and strengthen its presence in international markets,” he added.

Majoul estimated that productivity can boost employment, attract currency, finance wage increases and improve the purchasing power of employees and supply markets in addition to its role in the fight against poverty, inflation and the guarantee of stability of the Tunisian dinar.

The president of the employers’ organisation said that the current social dialogue focuses on the promotion of investment and export through the fight against the informal economy and the reform of public enterprises in addition to improving the business climate and the restoration of balances in the state budget in social funds and public finance.

He further indicated that this social dialogue is working to achieve the economic transition after the political transition.

UTAP President Abdelmajid Ezzar emphasised the need to revaluate work as a civilisational value essential for the guarantee of dignity and the promotion of productivity.

Ezzar said that the fight against unemployment, especially young graduates and the promotion of development will boost the economy that remains dependent on the dissemination of the culture of personal initiative and private investment.

He also emphasised the importance of building professional relations based on complementarity and the spirit of responsibility and belonging to the company by guaranteeing good working conditions.

Source: TAP News Agency

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