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Tunisia to ratify Conventions No. 129 and 187 on labour inspection in agriculture and occupational safety (Chahed)

Published the:  11/06/2019

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(TAP) - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said Tuesday in Geneva that Tunisia is considering ratifying International Labor Convention No. 129 concerning labor inspection in the agricultural sector and Convention No. 187 on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health and the 2014 Protocol on compulsory labour.

In his speech to the 108th session of the International Labor Organisation (ILO) Conference held in Geneva from 10 to 21 June 2019, Chahed indicated that after the ratification of International Labor Convention No. 129, Tunisia will have ratified the 4 international labour conventions related to governance. The ratification of Convention No. 187 is likely to promote the elements of a secure working environment, he added.

He pointed out that the ratification by Tunisia since March 25, 1930 of the ILO Convention No. 19 on Equal Treatment (Work Accidents), well before its accession to the Organization on June 12, 1956, testified to a firm commitment to the orientations, principles and objectives of the ILO which it aspires to implement, particularly in the field of standard-setting.

Tunisia has also ratified 63 international labor conventions, including eight conventions on fundamental rights at work, said Chahed, noting that this has contributed to the promotion of these rights and the creation of decent work opportunities, as well as the reduction of disparities between social group and the revaluation of work as a civilisational and human value.

Chahed underscored Tunisia's efforts to complete the development of the unique social identification system and to fully digitize the social protection system by the end of the current year, in order to ensure better quality of services for both social security scheme members and beneficiaries of social integration and poverty alleviation programmes.

Chahed also said the government's priorities include fiscal reform, reducing the budget deficit and restoring growth and investment, noting that although the results have not yet reached the expected level, the indicators point to an improvement in the economic results and show that Tunisia is on the right track.

Chahed also called for the need to find a just solution to the Palestinian issue, reiterating Tunisia's steadfast stance in supporting the cause of the Palestinian people, its commitment to international legitimacy and the right of Palestinians to Independent State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital to preserve their dignity and their right to self-determination