GITEGA November 25th (ABP) – The assistant to the Minister of National Solidarity, Social Affairs and Human Rights and Gender, Mrs. Ncutinamagara Tantine opened Tuesday, November 23, in Gitega, the works of a workshop to popularize labor and social protection codes for labor and social security inspectors and provincial social protection and prosecution officials in the northern and central regions of the country.
That workshop organized by the ministry in charge of social affairs and the ministry in charge of labor with the support of the Merankabandi project aims to offer participants the framework for appropriating these codes so that they can prepare the texts of application and be able to enforce them.
The assistant to the minister responsible for social affairs indicated that since the adoption of the national social protection policy in 2011, the government of the Republic of Burundi is sparing no effort to align programs in favor of its implementation. implemented. It is in that context that the social security code and the labor code were revised into the social protection code and the labor code and adopted respectively in May and November 2020.
The purpose of redefining those legal instruments was to promote an adequate legal framework adapted to the current profile of social protection needs and to the new orientations of its policy.
According to the assistant to the minister in charge of social affairs, this workshop was organized for the participants to raise their awareness of the problems of settling labor disputes and social protection.
Ms. Ncutinamagara called on those officials to pay due attention to building a viable and inclusive social protection system and decent work to reduce labor and social protection disputes. It also meant that measures aimed at guaranteeing effective social security should be supported by tangible actions on the part of legal bodies.