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Kebba Masanneh Ceesay, the chairman of the Gambia Trade Union has used his 2020 May Day speech to hanker the government to assess national wages/salaries and create jobs for the young people.
“We want to seize this occasion as always to call on government to conduct a thorough national wage/salary review and work hard to create avenues of job opportunities for the youth and women,” he disclosed on a statement shared with The Standard.
The unionist has also ask the government to approve the ILO convention on minimum wage, endorse convention 190 gender base violence and harassment in the field of work, rebuild a national social dialogue forum for efficient checking by government and with social partners in all parts of national development.
Ceesay also second-hand his speech to pay eulogy to the late Union leaders such as Francis Small, the founder of The Gambia Labour Union, Babou Kebbeh, MM Ceesay and ME Jallow.
Nevertheless, he said this year’s May Day will not be celebrated like before due to the Covid-19 pandemic regulations put forward by government.
“Finally, we ask all and sundry to respect the Public Emergency Order and abide by the WHO guidelines,” he said.