AN effective and operational labour administration is crucial for achieving social justice and countries should discuss the need for policy coherence, African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) Director Dan Neburagho has observed.
And Zambia is this week hosting the 42nd ARLAC Governing Council Meeting and High Level Symposium in Livingstone with Ministry of Labour and Social Security Permanent Secretary Barnaby Mulenga describing the conference as critical to the country’s labour matters.
Speaking at a media briefing yesterday ahead of the official opening of the meeting tomorrow by Vice President Inonge Wina, Mr. Neburagho said a number of issues were expected to be discussed at the conference.
Mr. Neburagho said policy coherence within member states and the policy framework of global supply chain and decent work would be tackled.
He said ARLAC was set up with the mandate to promote decent work in member state adding that the concept of decent work was in four pillars.
“ARLAC was set up with a mandate to promote decent work in member state. The concept of decent work is in four pillars. There is decent work, rights at work, social protection and the fourth one is social dialogue,” he said.
Mr. Neburagho said there were numerous benefits such as capacity building for officials at all levels by providing training on labour administration system in order to improve their skills.
He said the ARLAC further provided research, consultancy and advisory services on governance and also provided technical support to member countries.
Earlier, Mr Mulenga described the meeting as critical for African countries as they were expected to discuss issues of decent work in a global supply chain ahead of the global meeting slated for June this year.
Mr. Mulenga said that the meeting would also explore important measures of supply chain in the labour movement adding that the meeting will also discuss how supply chain is affecting the welfare the people in each member state.