Somali Independent Workers’ Unions Submit Joint Complaint Against the Somali Embassy in Geneva

By IAfrica
In English
Jun 4th, 2014
139 Views a letter of complaint, jointly singed by the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), Somali Congress of Trade Unions and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), submitted to the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs and copied to the Office of the Somali Prime Minister, called for an urgent action to be taken regarding the exploitation of the name of the Somali Workers, following reports of visa misappropriation by the Somali Embassy.

 “We, the undersigned Trade unions, request the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take action on the individual/s illegally representing the Somali Trade Unions at the International Labor Organization’s Conference and be expelled from the conference through diplomatic procedures” the letter said, in which a copy of it obtained by Dalsan Radio.

 In an interview with Haashim Sheik, an official from the Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SCTU) said that it was unfortunate to swindle the visas of the Somali Workers who are working in a precarious conditions.

 The Somali Workers Unions have long complained continued meddling by ILO Somalia on the internal democracies of the Somali workers and the visa misuse for illegal representation was however not surprise to them.

 Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SCTU) and the National Union of Somali Journalists are legal trade unions registered under the Somali Labor and Social Affairs called for the International Labor Organization (ILO) to respect the sovereignty and freedoms of the Somali Workers and urged to stop allowing illegal representation of the Somali workers on their International Conference, while urging the Somali Ambassador, Yusuf Ismail to respect the Somali Law and recant the reported misappropriation

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