A study conducted to ensure wage fairness of private employees

(Parliamentary News) May 11, 2021:- The House of Peoples' Representatives, Standing Committees on Women, Youth and Social Affairs, Revenues, Budget and Finance and Affairs, urged the government to expedite the implementation of a study to ensure the fairness of wages paid to employees of various agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations in Addis Ababa.

Honorable Abeba Yosef, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Women, Youth and Social Affairs, said that some private agencies have been harassing employees and abuse the rights and interests of some security guards and janitors which was observed during a field visit on some private and public employers and  abuse was reported to the committee members.

To address this problem, she said a study should be conducted for important labor protection laws in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Confederation of Employers and the Trade Union Confederation, as well as various agencies to protect workers which are at the mercy of their employers.

The Deputy governmental Whip in the House of Peoples' Representatives, Hon. Chane Shemeka, on his part, said all parties should sit down and talk about their challenges and be part of the solution to the problems between the private sector, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the unions.

He also stressed the need for agencies to comply with laws enacted to protect workers' rights.

By Yared Eshetu