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Liberia Labour Congress seeks greater collaboration

The Liberia Labour Congress has ended a two-day workshop, ahead of its national convention with the deputy secretary-general for operations for the LLC, Madam Ophelia N. Carpenter, calling for collaboration among labour unions. 

She said the objective of the pre-convention workshop held under the theme: “Building Workers’ Power for Agreement-Making and Industrial Action and Fair Gain-Sharing in the World of work in Post-COVID-19 Pandemic” is to build workers’ capacity to advocate, organize, engage and recruit.

According to her, workers as breadbasket should have fair-gain sharing and not be denied of their salaries and benefits as well as treated fairly.

Madam Carpenter disclosed the workshop was sponsored by the Hak-IS Trade Union Confederation of Turkey.

One of the facilitators, Jerry R. B. Duplaye spoke of the 10 principles for building union power which include choosing targets that are appropriate, taking responsibility for campaign organizing that should be driven by systemic one-on-one communication that must incorporate workers’ action around important issues with clear and concise messages, among others.

Participants of the two-day exercise included union leaders and members.

The Confederation of Turkish Real Trade Unions is one of the four national trade union centers in Turkey. It was founded on October 22, 1976, as a confederation of trade unions close to the Islamist National Salvation Party and has a membership of 680,000.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/ministry-of-labour-restricts-certain-employment-opportunities-to-liberian/ Editing by Jonathan Browne

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