The Conference on the Role of Trade Unions in the Democratic Transition, organized by the Al-Ayam Center for Cultural Studies and Development, began Saturday at the Higher Education Hall, and continues until tomorrow, Sunday, in the presence of Minister of the Labor, Tayseer Al-Nurani, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information Rashid Saeed, and a big number of persons concerned with the trade unionist movement.
Addressing the inaugural sitting of the conference, the center’s Executive Director, Mahgoub Mohamed Salih, said that the conference aims to strengthen the trade unionist movement in Sudan, support its role during the transitional government period and to consolidate the principles of democratic rule after 30 years of dictatorship and the defunct regime
He said that the totalitarian regimes have managed to eliminate the trade unionist movement.
He stated that the glorious December revolution has opened gates to rebuild the trade unionist movement and give attention to its membership rights and demands, in addition to protecting the democratic system an consolidating its principles, as well as enabling free election without exclusion, recognizing
He indicated that the trade union is the broad body that includes all spectrums of society and recognizes the diversity and the national movements.
He called for expediting issuance of the Trade Unions, affirming the importance of work until the law is issued, praising the role of the Trade Union of the University of Khartoum.
Engineer Faisal Bashir has presented a paper at the conference on “The Trade Unionist Movement”.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) as presented a paper on the “ILO principles regarding formation of Trade Unionist movement”.
Source : Suna
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