‘Draft Workplace Policies to Address Harassments, Right Violations Affecting Workers’ – Osman Kanton to Employers

Workshop to Advocate Against Harrasment at Workplace

The Cheif Executive Officer of Action for Sustainable Development(ASUDEV), Mr. Osman Kanton has called-out on employers to draf workplace policies to address all forms of harassments and human right violations affecting workers.

According to him, the International Labour Organization – a UN agency for the world of work enjoins both formal and informal sectors of the economy to have and implement a workplace policy to serve as a guide to ensure and promote friendly working environment for all.

Mr. Osman Kanton further stressed that such working documents would help to protect the weak and vulnerable particularly females at the workplaces.

This comment comes at the back of reports of high cases of forms of harassments including sexual harassments whereby females are mostly been faced with at their workplaces, seeking promotions and job opportunities in the country.

The NGO’s CEO has therefore charged all employers particularly in the informal sector to draft and adopt a workplace policy that spells out, among others the rights and responsibilities of their employees at their various workplaces to safeguard them.

Mr. Osman Kanton was speaking during stakeholders meeting on Gender Based Violence organized yesterday, December 15, 2021 at the Gateway Travellers Lodge in Tumu.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Kong who is also an overseer of the Gateway Travelers Lodge, Kuoro Mohammed Zakaria Savei has said he had ever asked a customer of their hotel never to come to the place again following sexually harassing a female worker of the hotel.

He has, thus, charged his colleague hotel and restaurant owners to emulate this and other measures to safeguard their employees.

The meeting was organized at the back of a global demand against all sorts of Gender Based Violence and it’s adoption in the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs in 2016 by the United Nations.

Present at the meeting were: Action Aid – UWR, ASUDEV, CHRAJ, Social Welfare, Tailors Association, Hair Dressers and Beauticians Association among others.

Source: Radford FM News

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