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Trade Union Congress urges Parliament to legislate engagement rules for political dialogue.

Friday, 6th August, 2021

LOBAMBA: The Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) has called for Parliament to legislate engagement rules that would facilitate genuine dialogue.

Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa and ruled by King Mswati as an absolute Monarch is facing growing calls for democratic reforms.

In a petition that was delivered to Parliament on Friday, the Congress called for the Prime Minister to unban petition deliveries and for the Members of Parliament to submit the people’s demands to Parliament for debate.

“As TUCOSWA we strongly believe that any disagreement or dispute of any nature can only be adequately resolved through genuine dialogue in a platform free from obstacles on the relevant parties. For such dialogue to happen smoothly, parliament must legislate engagement rules which should be a result of wide consulations with all political players”,reads the petition in part delivered by Secretary General Mduduzi Gina on behalf of the workers.

TUCOSWA, a federation for  all workers unions in eSwatini, has on Friday marched to the House of Parliament  in Lobamba to deliver a petition with a list of demands, amongst them is the call for meaningful dialogue that would solve the current political crisis and the call for the  United Nations (UN) to investigate the death of civilians in the country who were allegedly killed by the army through the King’s order.

Trade Union Congress urges Parliament to legislate engagement rules for political dialogue.
TUCOSWA delivering a petition in Parliament on Friday