Addis Ababa, August 6, 2022 (FBC) – The Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) urged the government to device a range of mechanisms to contain the prevalence of high cost of living.

Presenting three-year performance report of CETU at the opening of the 19th general assembly of the confederation yesterday, President of the Confederation Kassahun Follo stated that the confederation is exerting utmost effort to protect the safety, rights of various workers of private companies as well as that of public entities and to reply to their questions.

He said: “The confederation organized about 300 workers unions over the last three years and prepared five-year strategic plan (2014-2018 E.C) to undertake various tasks related to workers’ rights protection across the nation.”

The confederation is working in 9 federations and 8 branch offices in the nation to secure all the government and private company’s workers safety, right and fair salary gain across the country, according to EPA.

He further said that as forced child labor and illegal human trafficking have caused harm and severe hazards, the government and international bodies should take real actions to reduce such appalling steps in the country.

He urged the government and private companies to take viable measures to reverse the skyrocketing trend of high of living among citizens.

On the other hand, the confederation urged the government to bring workable solution to the challenges from which employees especially with low wage are suffering and even some workers are unable to make ends meet.

“The confederation has created awareness to employer organizations about employee right and benefit by discussing crucial issues and reached agreement to fulfill the workers’ demand,” he added.

Moreover, the confederation’s three-year audit and finance report was presented to unions members, and workers compensation and fair salary dispute is being under court proceedings and is believed to get answer, he said.

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