15 January 2013

Tunisia: ILO Ready to Support Nation in Employment

Tunis — Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder expressed the Organisation's willingness to help Tunisia meet future challenges regarding employment of youth, vocational training and additional job creation.

Speaking to the media at the end of his meeting Tuesday in Gammarth with Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, he said "the social contract signed on Monday, January 14 has a particular significance to Tunisia during the next period."

Mr. Ryder had attended, Monday, at the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), the signing ceremony of the contract between the government, Tunisia's General labour Union (UGTT) and the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA).

The document has five major axes: "Economic Growth and Regional Development", "Employment and Vocational Training Policies," "Professional Relations and Decent Work", "Social Welfare" and "Institutionalising Tripartite Social Dialogue."

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