ALGIERS- The search for adequate solutions to the various socio-professional demands must be conducted as part of a “progressive approach,” which takes into account the fallout of the economic and health crisis the country is experiencing, said Thursday a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Government is determined to “continue the dialogue with the social partners,” said the source.
“The Algerian Constitution, in Articles 69 and 70, and the law consolidate the exercise of trade union rights, including the right to strike. However, an exploitation of trade union activity by certain subversive movements with the aim of spreading the fitna (discord) was recently identified. These movements had been identified in the past and their plans denounced,” said the statement.
The “workers, who have always been the lifeblood of the Nation, must make the difference between the recognized practice of trade union rights and the expression of their professional demands which must be examined as part of open dialogue, like expressed by the President of the Republic on several occasions and between the appeals of certain subversive movements which only seek to complicate the situation and exploit the socio-professional situations for dubious purposes.”
The “review of the expressed demands in order to find adequate solutions must be conducted as part of a progressive approach, taking into account the fallout and repercussions of the economic and health crisis facing the country, and which cannot alter the level and quality of citizens’ life”.
“The last two decades have been characterized, under the regime of the Issaba (the band), by the emergence of bad practices, namely the diversion from claiming the rights legitimately to the logic of illegitimacy, by denying the requirements that the public structures and the public service must continue, and the national economy and production tools must be protected as well,” the statement said.
“The Government remains determined to continue the dialogue with the social partners in order to consolidate social peace and to face firmly any inclination to undermine public order,” the statement of the Prime Minister’s service concluded.