28 Sep 2015

Cooks workers say health and safety laws are outdated

4:57 pm on 28 September 2015

Health and safety legislation in the Cook Islands is under the spotlight, with the workers' association claiming it's out of date.

The Association's President Anthony Turua says he hopes the country's admission to the International Labour Organisation will lead to law updates in order to avoid major mishaps in the future.

Mr Turua is proposing a tripartite council between workers, employers and government representatives, in order to put a policy together.

Last week the Labour and Employment Office organised a workshop to educate stakeholders on the ILO and its role.

The ILO-sponsored three-day workshop, which attracted 20 participants from various sectors, also discussed labour issues in this country.

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