Members of the General Federation of Trade Unions’ General Council discussed on Monday the state of public-sector companies and establishment in terms of production, union work, and plans.
At the closing meeting of the Council’s 18th session, which was attended by Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, members discussed a number of issues pertaining to services, industry, agriculture, economy, and labor, particularly issues that help strengthen national economy and the public sector.
Discussions focused on the construction sector, providing the needs for the textiles sector, workers’ housing, harbors, healthcare, combating corruption, curbing tax evasion, monitoring market prices, and employing the proper standards for selecting individuals for administrative posts.
Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions Shaaban Azouz said that the main priority at this stage is combating corruption, while caretaker Water Resources Minister Bassam Hanna reviewed the difficulties facing the water sector due to drought and terrorism attacks.
Caretaker Industry Minister Kamal Eddin Taameh said the ministry is working to repair facilities damaged by terrorists so that they can resume production, asserting that there are no plans to liquidate any existing public-sector company or establishment.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer