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CAIRO – 28 May 2017: Egypt will participate in the International Labour Organization (ILO) on June 3 at the organization's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to respond to the organization's observations, said Secretary General of the Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions Mohamed Wahab-Allah in a Saturday statement.
The conference will discuss the problems of labor and workers in the entire world and will be attended by 182 countries. All of the countries are committed to forming a tripartite delegation of the government, businessmen and workers.
Wahab-Allah added that the tripartite delegation will emphasize during the ILO conference that Egypt is much better than the previous years and is abiding by the international labor standards in all the new labor legislation.
He also said that the organization confirmed that Egypt is moving forward in improving the working conditions despite the circumstances it went through in the last period.
"During the international conference, we will present to the Committee what has accomplished over the last period in labor legislation such as the investment law, the labor law, the Trade Union law, the law on electing workers' representatives in the boards of directors of companies, as well as the elections of trade union councils which will take place before the end of 2017,” he continued.
On May 23, the director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Office, Peter Van Rooij attended the ceremony of the World Day for Safety and Health in Egypt. His remarks were to increase the training centers and hold several workshops in the area of workers’ safety to ensure following the necessary conditions to protect workers.