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The Meeting of the Tripartite Commission

The Meeting of the Tripartite Commission

On 24 September 2016 the regular meeting of the Republican tripartite commission was held which was chaired by the Acting Minister of Labour and Social Affairs A. Asatryan. The meeting was attended by  the  representatives of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia, members of the tripartite commission:   Deputy Chairman of the CTUA B.Kharatyan, chairmen of republican branch unions A. Asatryan, Sh.Mkrtchyan S. Arakelyan G. Armaganova. The head of the department of CTUA staff K.Madoyan was also present at the meeting.

The following issues were on the agenda:

1. The draft program of  the employment  regulation  in  2017.

2. Development of a new program "Decent Work".

3. Other issues.

Head of the Department of Labor and Employment of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs  of  RA  T.Avetisyan presented the draft state program of employment regulation in  2017.

State program aims at creating conditions for a stable and effective employment for the population, the weakening of the labor market tightness, so that with the help of effective employment programs to provide a stable job for disabled and young people as well.

Around this issue a discussion  was held  in which their views  expressed   the deputy chairman of the Republican Union of Employers of  RA S. Barseghyan and the  chairman of Aragatsotn territorial union of employers of Armenia P. Gabrielyan.

 B. Kharatyan noted  that the project has already received a positive assessment in the National Reconciliation Committee, however, there are some disturbing facts, such as the increase in unemployment, which in comparison with other countries  is twice higher. Therefore B.Kharatyan proposed  to create new approaches   and to adopt more perspective  projects.

The  Chairman of the Republican branch union of trade union organizations  of workers of light industry of  RA S.Arakelyan reported that  at a job fair organized by the State Employment Agency and the regional  employment  center  of  Gyumri  with the assistance of the branch union  350 unemployed people  were registered  for further  employment    in CJSC "Sasatex" and "Lentex".

Following  the discussion the  draft  program  on  employment regulation  for 2017  was approved at the meeting.

On the second item on the agenda  the  chief of the department for international cooperation and programs development  of the Ministry of Labour  and Social Affairs  A.Martirosyan  presented the organizational issues in the development of  a new program "Decent work", referring to the fact that  Armenian delegation represented by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs A. Asatryan,  the Chairman of the Republican  Union of Employers of Armenia G.Makaryan  and Deputy chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia    B.Kharatyan  in   May 2016  at the annual  Conference of the International Labour Organization in  Geneva reached an agreement with the ILO General  Director  Guy Ryder in order to start the implementation of the "Decent Work" program.

During the discussion  it was decided to establish a working group to develop a new program "Decent work" with the further representation of the draft  program to  the social partners.

The  member of the Tripartite Commission, the chairman of the Republican branch union of professional organizations  of the workers of state enterprises, municipally authorities and public service of Armenia A.Asatryan spoke about  the issue of the exclusion of recreational component  from  the social packet for civil workers  in  2017-2019. , which has caused great public concern,  as well as about the  letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the country on behalf of the Republican Union  which  expressed concern about this  government's decision. The Acting Minister of Labour and Social Affairs A.Asatryan said on this  issue  that only  after  the state budget  has been approved  the procedure  of the  social packet  use will be presented. 

After the meeting  the  chairman of the Republican branch union of professional organizations  of the workers of state enterprises, municipally authorities and public service of Armenia A.Asatryan invited all those present to  the event dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the branch union, which will be held on 7 October 2016.