Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Imad Khamis discussed on Wednesday with the head and the members of the Executive Office of the General Federation of Trade Unions means of developing a joint work mechanism to overcome obstacles and challenges facing the working class under the ongoing terrorist war.
Discussions, which also focused on setting up an effective strategy to improve the living conditions of Syrian workers and upgrading services provided to them, were held on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the Corrective Movement led by late President Hafez al-Assad.
The attendees agreed at the end of the meeting on holding a regular meeting every two weeks between the Cabinet and the General Federation of Trade Unions to discuss vital economic files of concern to the workers’ conditions and the economic sector and making the necessary decisions accordingly.
Both sides also agreed on providing financial compensation for job security risk and free-of-charge medication and hospitalization to electricity workers due to the efforts they have made in repairing terrorism-stricken electricity networks, grids and facilities.
Premier Khamis stressed the need to activate cooperation with the General Federation of Trade Unions, “being a partner to the government”, in order to develop joint work and set up an effective mechanism to address the various challenges facing workers.
He affirmed that there is intensive work to restructure the institutions and establishments of the public sector in a way that suits the reconstruction stage and achieves the optimal investment of the workforce so that these institutions become an integrated economic force.