BSPSH supported the Campaign of ITUC ” Stop Gender Based Violence at Work
On 25 November 2017 in Durres around 150 members of BSPSH supported the Campaign of ITUC ” Stop Gender Based Violence at Work – Support an ILO Convention.This activity was financially supported form ITUC – PERC , Union to Union, CLRSD and Olof Palme Center .
The Assembly of BSPSH which is the highest decision body voted unanimously to take concret action in eliminating gender based violence through the collective agreements. They signed the letter of ITUC to inform and to take all the measures form the Ministry of Economy and Finance .
Mrs. Arjola Alika member of PERC Women Committee emphasised the importance of this Campaign and ILO Convention as in as in Albania the figures of the violence against women and men are very high , especially domestic violence which is linked with the violence at the workplace , even we have a very good legislation , but weak implementation .
President of BSPSH mr. Gezim Kalaja assured all the stakeholders that took part in this campaign , National Coordinator of ILO in Albania Mrs. Zhuljeta Harasani , representative of Biznes Albania mr. Koli Sinjari, representative of HAKISH mrs. Merita Yildiz ,representatives of CLRSD mr. Arian Hoxha , representative of Labour Inspectorate mrs. Entela Hysenllari , representative of OLOF Palme Center Mrs. Plejada Gugashi , and the representative of the Ministry Mrs. Vjollca Frasheri , that we have to work all together to eliminate the violence.
Mrs. Zhuljeta Harasani gave us the message of Mr. Guy Ryder -General Director of ILO , and the importance of the Campaign as in June 2018 will be the Conference of ILO in Geneva for this issue. Mrs. Merita Yildiz form HAKISH – Turkey also member of PERC Women Committee said that in HAKISH strategy is ZERO TOLERANCE to the VIOLENCE .
Also the representatives of BIZNES Albania mr. Koli Sinjari mentioned the initiative for joint seminars to fight against the violence .
Mrs. Plejada Gugashi form OLOF Palme mentioned also the role and the importance of NGO , that how we can work together in identifying the cases of violence at workplace and how we can work together in other sectors and regions in Albania.
Mrs Entela Hysenllari form Labour Inspectoriate in her speech mentioned some statistics about the violence at the workplace .
Mrs. Vjollca Cane spoke about the role of trade unions and collective agreements , providing some articles against violence.
Mrs. Arian Hoxha Director of CLRSD – Center for Labour Relations and Social Dialogue mentioned the importance of the social dialogue .
At the end Mr. Gezim Kalaja and Mr. Arian Hoxha signed a agreement for the future collaboration between BSPSH and CLRSD ( Swedesh Center for Labour Rights)