Workers in Cameroon have begun preparations for the 132th International Labour Day celebration.
Minister of Labour and Social Security Gregoire Owona launched Weeklong activities this 23rd April in Yaounde.
A major highlight of the activities is an exhibition of goods and services organised at the premises of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
The 2018 International Labour Day will be celebrated under the theme “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement.”
The theme highlights the importance of peace and social cohesion in work environment for the enhancement of productivity.
The present 132th International Labour Day launch was spiced by the birth of a platform that brings together Mutual Aid Fund groups from all ten regions.
The platform was created to promote mutual dialogue and social peace in the work place.
Minister Gregoire Owona during the ceremony to launch the Cameroonian Workers Week saluted all individual and collective efforts at upholding the concept of social dialogue, decent work and human dignity.
The Minister also called on representatives of the different workers’ trade unions to work for the wellbeing of the employees and encourage them to respect the Cameroon Labour Code in their place of work.
Labour Week Activities
A number of activities have been scheduled during the present Cameroon workers’ week.
Some of these include round table conferences on TV and Radio to raise awareness on the theme “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement.”
Various ministries and corporations have been encouraged to organise exchanges on the respect of the Cameroon Labour Code and also discuss the social welfare of workers.
Apart from discussions, a number of sporting activities have been scheduled during the week.
The launch of the International Labour Day to be celebrated on the 1st of May 2018 coincides with the Mutual Aid Fund Information Day which aims at protecting the interest of those of the informal and rural sectors.
Bruno Ndonwie Funwie