Middle East and North Africa Team

JILAF invited seven persons (including two women) from five organizations in four countries and one region in the Middle East and North Africa to visit Japan from January 23 to February 5.

JILAF invited seven persons (including two women) from five organizations in four countries and one region in the Middle East and North Africa to visit Japan from January 23 to February 5.
The participants engaged actively in the program and showed much interest in Japan’s labour situation and labour legislation. Furthermore, at the places visited they took part in various discussions, thereby learning a lot and deepening their understanding.
In the Rengo Yamaguchi program, they heard explanations of such topics as the expansion of unionization, support for unions in small and medium-sized companies, the realization of policies and systems, social activities in the community, and political activities. In visits to Hello Work Yamaguchi and the Yamaguchi Center of the Employment and Human Resources Development Organization of Japan, they showed interest in the employment insurance scheme, whether or not there was a subsidy system for new graduates, and conditions, periods, and qualifications for receiving vocational training. The participants also visited a plant of Panasonic Electronic Devices Japan Co., Ltd.
In the visit to an industrial organization and workplace, the participants went to the Chuo-ku Waste Treatment Plant in Tokyo, where they heard an explanation of the activities of the Tokyo Waste Treatment Labour Union’s Chuo-ku Plant Branch, which is affiliated to Jichiro (All Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Union). They showed particular interest in such topics as the impact on global warming of the carbon dioxide emitted during incineration and the basic labour rights of local public-sector employees.

List of Organization That Cooperated in the Visit

Rengo YamaguchiDepartment of Commerce, Industry, and Labour, Yamaguchi Prefectural Government
Panasonic Electronic Devices Japan Co., Ltd.Panasonic Electronic Devices Japan Labour Union Yamaguchi Branch
Hello Work YamaguchiEmployment and Human Resources Development Organization of Japan Yamaguchi Center
Chuo-ku Waste Treatment PlantLabour Bank

Many thanks to everyone.

Middle East and North Africa Team Participants

Union Generale des Travailleurs Algeriens(UGTA)  

1.NameMr.Taleb Abdellah Ahmed
 Name of organizationUnion Generale des Travailleurs Algeriens(UGTA)  
 PositionSecretaire charge de l''organique a l''Union Locale Ain Salah
 Union experience19

Union Generale des Travailleurs Algeriens(UGTA)  

2.NameMs. Kedjour Fadila
 Name of organizationUnion Generale des Travailleurs Algeriens(UGTA)  
 PositionMembre de la Commission Executive de l''Union de Wilaya d''ALGER
 Union experience13

Egyptian Trade Union Federation(ETUF)  

3.NameMr. Ahmed Fahmy Ahmed Mahmoud
 Name of organizationGeneral Trade Union of Public Utilities Workers(GTUPUW)
 PositionExecutive Board Member
 Union experience14

The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions(GFJTU)  

4.NameMr. Iyad Mohammad Mustafa Alomari
 Name of organizationTrade Union Committee of Mining
 PositionMember of Trade Union Committee of Mining Head of Youth Committee of GFJTU
 Union experience7

Union Marocaine du Travail (Moroccan Workers' Union)(UMT)

5.NameMr. Lahcen Kili
 Name of organizationUnion Syndicale Interbancaire
 PositionSecretaire General of Union Syndicale Interbancaire Membre de la Commission Administrative
 Union experience14

Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions(PGFTU)

6.NameMr. Ibrahim Mohamad Thwaib
 Name of organizationFood Industries Union
 PositionHead of International Division of Food Industries Union Memeber of Executive Board of PGFTU
 Union experience7

Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions(PGFTU)

7.NameMs. Amal Ibrahem Fetyani
 Name of organizationTextile Union
 PositionHead of Women Committee of Textile Union Memeber of Executive Committee of PGFTU
 Union experience5

8.NameMs. Emna Aouadi
 Position
 Union experience10

Photos of Participants

Scene of labour-related lecture

Visit to the Rengo Headquarters

Visit to the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare

Participants explain the labour situation in their own countries.

Visit to Hiroshima to learn the truth about the atomic bombing

Discussions with Rengo Yamaguchi

Visit to a worker's home

Learning about public work assistance at a Hello Work employment office

Visit to Panasonic Electronic Devices Japan Co., Ltd.