Employees and employers in Cameroon and beyond will today May 1st, 2015 commemorate the 129th edition of the International Labour Day on the theme “Construct the Future of Cameroon in Peace, Solidarity and Decent Work”. Week-long activities to commemorate the event were launched last Friday in Njombe Penja in the Mungo Division of the Littoral Region by the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Gregoire Owona. Activities will end with a march-past and merry making on Friday May 1st in all administrative units and business structures in the country.
For over a week, workers and employers have organised different activities to mark the day which seeks to raise awareness on working conditions and labour productivity amongst other things. Besides sporting activities to commemorate the day, enterprises together with workers’ trade unions also organised round-table discussions on several issues affecting staff members at their different work places. The National Trade Union for Communicators and Media Personnel in Cameroon dubbed (SYNATRACOMEC) last Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at studio I of the CRTV broadcasting house in Yaounde organised a conference on the theme “The Place of Collective Convention and Social Dialogue in an Enterprise”. For close to an hour, CRTV journalist, François Dina Valdez, moderated discussions between the National President of SYNATRACOMEC, Thomas Mbiakeu and the Secretary General of the General Union of Cameroon workers, Pierre Dimala Ndenga. This was on the theme of discussion which aimed at bringing out the importance of a collective convention within an enterprise and the positive fallouts of social dialogue between employers and employees. With the distribution of T-shirts, caps and loin cloth that carry the logos of different companies, workers are all set to celebrate their day in different parts of the country.