Financial crisis offers important lessons – Batshu

Edwin Batshu
Edwin Batshu

The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Honourable Edwin Batshu says future strategies aimed at the creation of sustainable jobs stand to benefit from the lessons learnt from the recent financial crisis and economic meltdown.

Addressing the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference this morning, Batshu said the weak and uneven recovery of employment and labour markets call for patience and resilience on the part of Governments and the social partners. He said he is optimistic that with guidance from the constituents, the ILO will emerge robust, better focused and more relevant.

Batshu said the world of work forms the basis for the existence of the 1LO, as well as its future therefore, it is befitting that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) should mark its 100 years of existence by reflecting on the future of work. The discussion on the future of work centenaty initiative presents an opportunity to reflect on opportunities and challenges confronting IL0 and its constituents in the pursuit of more and better jobs.

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