ASMARA (HAN) November 12, 2015. Public Diplomacy & regional Security. The 4th Congress of the Workers Federation of Tourism Services was held in Asmara from the 6th to 7th November this month.
Mr. Kibreab Kidane, Head of Labour Cooperation Office in the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW), explained that the tourism sector continued to face challenges as a result of unfavourable externalities. Perception on the regional security situation and concerted smear campaigns against the country by its detractors affect the tourism sector negatively, Mr. Kibreab underlined.
These obstacles notwithstanding, tangible progress has been achieved in the past years in fostering a healthy work-ethic among members of the Workers Federation as well as in the articulation of fair labor laws. Mr. Kibreab stated that the forthcoming NCEW Congress is expected to thoroughly assess past performances, and, identify prevailing shortcomings in order to chart out effective and forward looking strategies.
Mr. Michael Mebrhatu, Chairman of the Workers Federation of Tourism Services, submitted a report on various tasks accomplished by the union in the past years. The Federation has implemented several training programmes to upgrade the technical and administrative capabilities of its members. The Federation also focused on programmes of raising productivity and organizational capacity so as to contribute to greater economic growth and higher income to workers in the union, Mr. Michael underlined.
The 4th Congress of the Workers Federation of Tourism Services adopted several recommendations and resolutions at the end of its session.