Gholamhossein Shafei, head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, stressed in a note on the occasion of International Workers’ Day that the common goal of workers and employers in the field of production is to adhere to the principle of tripartism to overcome business barriers.
International Workers’ Day is an excuse to protect the efforts of those who stand at the forefront of production. However, it must be acknowledged that every day is a working day. Their steadfastness in this difficult situation, in which various economic and non-economic waves have rushed to production, is more commendable than ever. Employers and investors are well aware that their workforce is their most important asset in advancing things, so the employer appreciates and respects the worker more than anyone else. Employers who enter the field of production with their capital, and workers who use their power and effort as capital, follow the complexity of a path, and only the patterns are different.
As the chairman of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, I acknowledge that with this definition, there is no boundary between worker and employer, as both are moving towards the same goal in the field of economics. Therefore, the activities of myself and my colleagues in the private sector parliament are based on supporting both groups. Consultations, meetings, correspondence, and efforts are all being made to improve the business environment to support the national economy and national production. The same field in which both the worker and the employer operate, and like a large ship, it has accommodated all stakeholders.
In the days when Corona’s shadow has been added to the shadow of sanctions and both are weighing heavily on Iran’s economy, the all-round unity and efforts of active groups in the field of business have become more urgent. All stakeholders must pursue the main goal without having to deal with disputes and deterrents in order to create a positive outcome in turning the wheel of the economy.
To make the “production leap” in line with the Supreme Leader’s guidelines, there is a need for a redoubled effort to remove barriers, as Corona has emerged as the third major challenge in recent months, making it more difficult than ever. has constructed. Previously, two other obstacles, “unfavorable business climate” and “oppressive sanctions,” had been a barrier to economic activity, and economists have struggled to get through. The new hurdle adds “unforeseen problems” to the previous issues, which we are going to address with government support packages. During this time we have had many correspondence with government officials, presented 30 proposals for the removal of barriers to business, and held a meeting with the President in which the private sector activists had the opportunity to address the issues raised. It is hoped that all the activities carried out will improve the business situation so that workers and employers will continue to work side by side and with concerns that are purely developmental and successful.
Observing the principle of tripartism in these difficult circumstances can be more helpful than ever. Workers, employers, and the government must work together on each and every step of the way to achieve their ultimate goal. At the last meeting of the Board of Representatives of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, which was held on February 17 last year and before the start of the Corona Marathon, in the presence of the Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, we stressed the need to strengthen the principle of tripartism, especially in the Social Security Organization. Hand it over. I also believe that today we need to expand and expand concepts such as decent work in the country. In order to have a prosperous and developed economy, it is necessary for labor and employers’ organizations to come together. Without constructive and effective cooperation between the labor force in production and productivity in the country, the country’s economy cannot flourish on its own.