Mid Term Review Exercise of the Decent Work Country Programme for Mauritius
The Minister appealed to the tripartite constituents to make sustainable discussions taking into consideration both the social and economic impact and to make concrete proposals so as to meet the future challenges with regard to the remaining projects under the DWCP. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi)
A three-day tripartite workshop to present the preliminary report on Decent Work Country Programme Mid Term Review was opened yesterday October27, 2014 at Maritim Hotel, Balaclava.
An initiative of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), where the workshop is serving as platform for the tripartite constituents namely representatives of Employers, Workers and Government to make an evaluation of the various programmes implemented so far under the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2012-2014.
Present as resource persons for the workshop are the ILO National Consultant, Pradeep Joosery and the Director of ILO Country Office for Madagascar, Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritius and Seychelles, Christian Ntsay.
Opening the workshop, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade; and acting Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Arvin Boolell, called for a concerted effort of the various stakeholders towards achieving full implementation of the projects as defined under the DWCP.
The Minister appealed to the tripartite constituents to make sustainable discussions taking into consideration both the social and economic impact and to make concrete proposals so as to meet the future challenges with regard to the remaining projects under the DWCP.
“This will eventually help the country attain quality growth while being in the forefront to attract investment,” Arvin Boolell said.
The Director, ILO Country Office for Mauritius, Christian Ntsay, has for his part reiterated the continuous support of the ILO with regard to the project implementation under the DWCP.
He further called upon the different stakeholders to reinforce their commitment vis-à-vis the DWCP.
For their part the participants have as task to analyse the progress achieved under the DWCP hence enabling the ILO and its constituents to assess their joint performance in delivering planned output and in supporting further other projects under the DWCP.
Finally, the midterm review exercise will also highlight good practices and make recommendations on how to improve on the delivery of decent work results.
About the DWCP
It can be noted that Mauritius has signed the DWCP on November30, 2012 and the DWCP is also enunciated in the Government Programme 2012-2015 as one of the priority areas of Government to promote decent employment while improving the working and living conditions of workers in Mauritius.
The programme consists of some 89 projects of which some 30 to 35 per cent have been completed while 25 per cent are underway.
The programme addresses three main features, namely: Creation of Decent and Productive Employment with the provision of adequate Social Protection; Strengthening Social Dialogue; and Elimination of all forms of Discrimination.
The aim of the programme is to promote decent employment through specific programmes and activities determined in consultation with the social partners thus contributing towards the improvement of the working and living conditions of workers in Mauritius.
ILO DWCPs are tools of framework for cooperation between the ILO and member states, formulated with the aim to deliver technical support to Governments in areas of employment and labour.