The British High Commissioner to The Gambia, His Excellency David Belgrove just lately visited The Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GAMTUB), the place he met officers of the bureau to speak about problems with nationwide construction.

High Commissioner Belgrove was once accompanied by means of officers of UNISON from the United Kingdom. GAMTUB is the most important Labour Center in The Gambia with 10 affiliated member organisations.

Welcoming the visiting officers, Kebba Masaneh-Ceesay, the chairman of Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GAMTUB), knowledgeable the delegation that GAMTUB was once created in 2017, following ouster of former President Jammeh, which additionally marked the top of his 22 years of authoritarian rule, thereby ushering in a brand new democratic dispensation, the place human rights and the correct for the voices of the Trade Unions can be heard.

He printed that organisations, particularly: The Gambia Labour Congress, The Gambia Teachers Union and The Gambia Press Union with make stronger from ITUC, initiated the introduction of GAMTUB as a platform for employees.

This, he added, additionally created an enabling surroundings with regards to selling the plight of staff, in addition to being a related spouse to lend a hand govt within the nation’s socio-economic construction.

“It also seeks to protect the fundamental rights of the workers in compliance with ILO convention 87 and 94.”

Ceesay knowledgeable High Commissioner Belgrove that the bureau since its inception created many unions corresponding to GPA Maritime, Docks Workers, the MRC Workers Union and plenty of extra.

The British diplomat was once additionally knowledgeable in regards to the bureau’s participation within the revision of the Labour Act, The Trade Union Bill, Employment Policy, Revision of the Factories Act, and Report on Irregular Migration Draft plan of Action on Labour Migration.