Dr Shein will today grace international workers day

01May 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Dr Shein will today grace international workers day

ZANZIBAR President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein will today grace the international workers day to be held at Tunguu grounds in South Unguja region.

The President is also expected to address workers and Isle residents at the Dr Ali Mohamed Shein hall at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA).

The celebrations will be attended by various dignitaries including officials from the Zanzibar Employers Association (ZANEMA) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

Locally, this years’ theme for the Labour Day is: “National economic stabilisation for improved workers remunerations”, while at international level the theme is: “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”.

Zanzibar has been marking the international workers day each year whereas last year the celebrations were held at Wete, North Pemba region. The seventh phase government under President Shein directed authorities to make sure workers day celebrations are held at different regions within the Isles.

In his various address to the nation, President Shein has been insisting to promote human rights and improve workers remunerations. Last year, Dr Shein assured workers both from private and private sector of improved remunerations depending on the state’s economic situation.

He said the government would want to improve worker’s welfare regardless of the kind of employer. He said worker’s are among the country’s valuable assets since they are the ones contributing fully in the development process.

Taking into consideration the contribution of workers in economic growth, the government in Zanzibar has been making interventions to improve their welfare.

The international workers day is official holiday celebrated to commemorate the 300,000 workers who demonstrated in Chicago in 1886 in demand of their basic rights.

Tanzania joins international community in celebrating the Labour Day which is market every year at national level.