Tonga becomes member of ILO

Tonga has become the 187th member state of the International Labour Organization (ILO) effective from February 24, 2016.

ILO said it received a letter from the Kingdom saying it “formally accepts the obligations of the Constitution of the ILO”.

Tonga is the eighth Pacific island nation to join the Organization in the past 15 years.

“The ILO was founded in 1919 and is a tripartite structured Organization which gives equal voice to workers, employers and government, to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes”, a statement from Tonga government said.

It said Tonga now is in the process of consultation with its key stakeholders before ratifying the convention.

“By becoming a member of the ILO, Tonga is indicating its commitment to decent work principles and the progressive realization of international labour standards.  Through this work agenda, Tonga commits to encouraging decent employment opportunities, enhancing social protection and strengthening dialogue on work-related issues”.

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  1. “Hoko ‘a Tonga ko e fonua hono 187 ke Mēmipa ‘i he ILO (Kautaha Fakamamani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai)”

    Kuo hoko ‘a Tonga ko e Fonua hono 187 ke mēmipa he Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai pē (ILO) ‘o kamata lau ia mei he ‘aho 24 ‘o Fēpueli, 2016 hili ‘eni hono ma’u ‘e he Talekita Seniale ‘o e ILO, ‘a e tohi mei he Pule’anga ‘o Tonga ‘o fakapapau’i ange kuo ne tali ‘a e ngaahi Konisitutone ngāue ‘o e Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai.

    Na’e fakahā mei he Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai ‘enau talitali lelei a Tonga ‘i he’ene hoko ko e memipa’ pea ‘oku nau tui ta’eveiveiua ko e vā ngāue ‘a Tonga mo e Kautaha ni ‘e kaunga lelei ia ki he fonua mo e kakai ‘o Tonga. Ko hono fakahā mai eni ‘i ha tali faka’ofisiale na‘e ma’u ‘e he Pule’anga Tonga’ he ‘aho 1 ‘o Ma’asi 2016.

    Ko e Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakaí (ILO) na’e fokotu’u ia ‘i he 1919 pea ‘oku fa’u ‘aki e ngaahi sino ngāue tefito ‘e tolu, ‘a ia ‘oku mahu’inga tatau pe honau ngaahi le’o; ‘a e le’o ‘o e kau ngāue’ (workers), le’o ‘o e ngaahi ngāue’anga’ (employers) pea mo e le’o ‘o e pule’anga’ (government), pea ‘oku fakapapau’i ai ko e ngaahi fokotu’u fakakaukau mei he ngaahi hoa ngāue ko ’eni’ ‘e fakakau kotoa ki hono fokotu’utu’u ‘o e ngaahi tu’utu’uni ngāue mo e ngaahi polokalama ngāue.’ ‘I he hoko ko ’eni ‘a Tonga ko e mēmipa ‘o e Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai (ILO), ‘oku ne fakahā ‘ene poupou kakato ki he ngaahi tefito’i tui fakangāue ‘oku totonu mo taau, pea mo hokohoko atu ‘a e feinga ke fakakakato ‘a e ngaahi tu’unga ‘oku tali fakamāmani lahi ki he ngāue ‘a e kakai.’ ‘I he founga ngāue ni ‘e tukupā ai a Tonga ki hono faka’ai’ai ‘o e ngaahi ngāue ki he kakai’ ‘oku totonu mo taau kau ai mo hono hiki’i hake ‘a e malu’i ‘o e kau ngāue, mo hono to e fakamalohia ‘a hono talanga’i ‘o e ngaahi palopalema ‘oku fehangahangai mo ha ngāue.

    ‘Oku te’eki ke fakamo‘oni ‘a Tonga ki ha Konivesio ‘o e Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai hili hono fokotu’u ko e mēmipa.’ Ko e fakamo’oni ki ha taha ‘o e ngaahi Konivesio ‘o e Kautaha Fakamāmani Lahi ki he Ngāue ‘a e Kakai, ‘e makatu’unga ia mei hano ‘uluaki fakahoko ha alealea kimu’a mo e ngaahi kupu fekau’aki.’

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