“Labour Day is an annual reminder of the importance that the State, trade unions and employers' organizations must attach to work”
We respond to the safeguarding of labor rights, says the Minister of Labor and Social Insurance, Yiannis Panagiotou, in his message for Labor Day.
“The development of the economy and the cohesion of society go through work that is human-centered,” the Minister of Labor emphasizes, adding that “the rights of workers and the regulation of labor relations are the result of social struggles.” “Modern states adopt rules and social partners reach agreements that ensure labor peace and create prospects of prosperity for citizens,” he adds.
Labor Day, Mr. Panagiotou continues, “is an annual reminder of the importance that the State, trade unions and employers' organizations must attach to work as a common point of reference that produces and creates added value, which must be fairly distributed and substantially”.
Furthermore, the Minister notes that “the modern challenges for the working environment are great and their proper handling will allow the building of a future that will reflect hope for better conditions, for security and dignity, for equality and solidarity, for utilizing technology and for reconciling personal and professional life”.
At the same time, he underlines that “the investment of the State in the knowledge, skills and abilities of employees through professional learning is necessary for the continuous upgrading and strengthening of employees so that they can realize their perspective”.
“With a high sense of social responsibility, we welcome the anniversary of Labor Day and respond to the duty of safeguarding labor rights for the present and the future of work”, concludes the Minister of Labor.