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Disagreements over salaries on May Day in Angola

Luanda, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements between the trade union confederations and the government over wages and other issues stand out in the commemorations of International Workers' Day in Angola, a holiday when celebrations or parades were held.

The Political Bureau of the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) expressed “full confidence in an auspicious outcome of the ongoing talks.”

In a statement, the political force recognized the organizations “as strategic partners and valid interlocutors in the search for the best solutions to the concerns of the working class,” and thanked all workers for their contribution to the country’s development.

The MPLA recalled that this year, the date is celebrated under the umbrella of a new General Labor Law, whose advances are the result of a broad and inclusive debate.

They also ratified that workers will continue to be at the center of attention of “policies to promote welfare and improve the quality of life,” for which they will maintain permanent dialogue.

Meanwhile, the trade unions decided to celebrate May Day with a silent protest, without the usual march on this day, and according to the spokesman for the trade union centers, Teixeira Cândido, the date serves as a time for reflection.

In statements published by Jornal de Angola, the leader pointed out that this is a unanimous decision by the National Union of Angolan Workers-Trade Union Central (UNTA-CS), the General Confederation of Independent and Free Trade Unions of Angola (CGSILA) and the Angolan Trade Union Force (FSA-CS).