Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe received a delegation led by U Maung Maung, Chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), yesterday morning, at his ministry’s meeting room in Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting, Union Minister U Thein Swe said that they came to know the requirements of the employers and the employees, and would carry out maintaining peaceful and stability working environment while conducting the trilateral meetings among the Government, employers and employees.
The ministry was also aware of the important role of both labourers and the employers, and it is of great importance to build a good workplace relationship among the Government, employers and labourers. Moreover it was duty bound to build good workplace relationship and stability. Arrangements were being made to conduct the training classes for labour laws, with a view to empowering their skills.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population have been adopting the laws prescribed by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw while holding a coordination meeting with Hluttaw committees for legal affairs. Plans are under way to draw up the Settlement of Labour Dispute Law (draft) and which would be submitted to the Hluttaw if it needed amendments. The proposal should be in line with the standards of International Labour Organization (ILO) and Direct Contract Mission Report- DCM, and a solution could be made through the triplets cooperation, aiming to solve the withdrawal of the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) rights imposed by EU.
Then the Union Minister U Then Swe hold talks with Chairman and members of the CTUM and discussed the psoposals for changes on labour-related draft laws, problems arising in formation trade unions. Following this, the Union Minister and Director-General of the Labour Department U Win Shein took part in the discussion and clarified the matters.
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)