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Thu, 02 May 2019 12:30 - Updated Thu, 02 May 2019 12:30

Unions call for general labour law revision

Luanda - Angola’s workers Wednesday called for decent wages, better working conditions, swift settlement of labour disputes and the revision of the current General Labour Law (LGT).

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Manuel Viage, trade union's secretary general (UNTA-CS) .

Photo: Alberto Juliao

Marking the International Workers’ Day, the trade unions also expressed concern about the high unemployment rate, mainly among young people.

They also decried the low coverage rate in the national minimum wage which does not  respond to staple food need.

The Unions said that the above mentioned issues were among the factors of instability.

On the other hand, the Trade Unions defended an 80 percent minimum salary, calling for the need to create more jobs to absorb unemployed, mainly youths.

Several marches were held across the country to mark the International Workers’  Day (May 1).

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