President Victor Yushchenko took part today in the meeting of National trilateral social economic council. According to the President`s press-office, the meeting gathered representatives from the Cabinet of Ministers, President’s Secretariat, Verkhovna Rada, International Labour Organization, scientific research facilities, etc.

In his address to those present President Yushchenko emphasized that there is a need for effective cooperation between main social partners: the Government, trade unions and employers. According to him main priority for such dialogue should become protection of vulnerable society strata, labor market development, enhancement of labor safety protection, issues of providing workers with accommodation, etc.

Victor Yushchenko also pointed to importance of providing legal grounds for such dialogue, urging the Council to work out its working plan for next two to three years and the parliamentarians – to adopt draft law “On basic foundations of social dialogue in Ukraine”. The draft law has been forwarded by the President to the Verkhovna Rada and would regulate Government’s work with trade unions and employers.

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