chinamasa 11-11-10 ed.jpgThe recently held workshop on international labour standards has been hailed as a positive move that will help in improving labour relations in the country.

The workshop held in Nyanga gave a platform for the country’s judges, conciliators, arbitrators and lawyers to discuss issues on how the country can further implement labour standards.

The Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Cde Patrick Chinamasa who officially opened the workshop told legal practitioners and the ILO delegation that government is committed to fully implementing labour standards as seen by government’s ratification of 26 ILO conventions including Freedom of Association and Expression.

International Labour Organisation’s Director of International Labour Standards, Mrs. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry commended the hosting of the training and the country’s progress in implementing key ILO conventions.

It is anticipated that those who took part in the workshop will handle labour cases using international labour standards to strengthen the rule of law and the role of the courts in the important function they serve in the society.