The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) represented by its CEO, Ms. Suzanne Ndomba-Doran participated at the 111th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Switzerland in June 2023. The Association joined delegates from other Governments, Workers Unions and Employers Organisations from the 187 Member States of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
This year, the Conference discussed on the International Labour Standards and adherence to ILO Conventions by the Member States, transition towards sustainable and inclusive economies, quality apprenticeships and internships together with labour protection.
The International Labour Conference closed with the adoption of a new recommendation on quality apprenticeships. Delegates also passed resolutions on a just transition and labour protection, as well as adopting the standards report and the programme and budget, and a resolution on Belarus.
The new labour standard on Apprenticeship aims to support “opportunities for people of all ages to skill, reskill and upskill continuously” in rapidly changing labour markets. It provides a clear definition of apprenticeships, specifies aspirational standards for quality apprenticeships, including rights and protection for apprentices.