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Tue, 28 May 2013 17:31 - Updated Tue, 28 May 2013 18:38

Labour Law review seeks efficacy


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Luanda – The secretary of State for Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, Sebastião Lukinda, said Tuesday in Luanda that the review of the Labour Law consists in making it a more efficacious means that contributes to increase job with a view to a growing boost to the economic activity in the country.

Sebastian Lukinda was speaking during the opening of the seminar on "Training of provincial directors and technicians of the General Labour Inspection Department for the public presentation of the preliminary draft review of the Labour Law" being run by the Ministry of Public Administration Labour and Social Security.

According to the secretary of State, the review of the Law will allow even greater accountability and dignity of the actors of the employment relationship and strengthen social justice.

"The drafting of the law currently in force happened in a very different context from the present. It was in the context of war, the economic situation of the country was not well defined, in which our economic dependence was very big, " he explained.

According to him, the programme approved in the 2012 elections was to grow more for a better distribution, and "in order for us to grow more in economic terms we have to invest more and better so that we can promote job."

"A better distribution that is spoken about is through job, rather than other forms of charity. All  Angolans must participate in the development and growth of the country, " he said.

The Labour Law applies to all workers in the territory of the Republic of Angola who render remuneratory services by serving an employer and under the authority and command of the latter, namely in public enterprises, mixed, private, cooperatives, social and  international orgnisations, as well as in  diplomatic and consular representations.

Attending the meeting are labour inspectors and representatives of social partners.