Malawi Congress of Trade Unions Statement to the ILO Governing Body

Malawi Congress of Trade Unions Statement to the ILO Governing Body

The following statement was published by the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions to the ILO Governing body in advance of the vote regarding cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate:

STATEMENT FROM THE MALAWI CONGRESS OF TRADE UNIONS (MCTU) REGARDING AN OPEN LETTER AUTHORED BY RAPHAEL SANDRAM, THE GENERAL SECRETARY FOR TOBACCO AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION, DATED 29TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 TO ILO GOVERNING BODY

The Malawi Congress of Trade Unions wishes to distance itself from the contents of the letter circulated by MCTU`s affiliate, Tobacco & Allied Workers Union of Malawi (TOAWUM), addressing members of the ILO Governing Body, in which the letter states that TOAWUM demands that ILO stops its cooperation with the tobacco industry and the letter is urging all ILO member states of the Governing Body to stand with TOAWUM against ILO instituting cooperation and Public Private Partnerships with the tobacco industry at the upcoming 331st session of the Governing Body.

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