Iran-Iraq Labour Ministries Signs 5-Year Joint Action Plan
The Iranian minister of cooperatives, labour and social welfare visited Iraq and met with his Iraqi counterparts to discuss the issues of common interests and expansion of bilateral relations by signing a joint action plan.
The above JAP is adopted for the period of 2021 through 2026 to develop joint cooperation on technical and vocational training, entrepreneurship and employment, labour relations, social welfare and insurance.
The core topics of the mentioned JAP for a period of five years are holding the joint working group, exchange of expert delegation on virtual basis, cooperation on technical and vocational training and skill system, adoption and customization of training sources and standards for trainers and trainees based on the world standards and the requirements of Iraqi labour market.
The above plan also emphasizes cooperation and participation in the two countries’ national skill competitions, organizing CIU and KAB training courses for Iraqi trainers, exchange of trainer on the fields most needed.
Furthermore, both sides agreed to cooperate on labour relations, including jobs classification based on international standards, training labour inspection, enforcing applicable labour laws, methods of negotiation and collective bargaining, social discussions and labour dispute settlement authorities, labour law, exchange of experience on decent work, future of work and tripartism.
Other areas of cooperation discussed by the sides include: professional rehabilitation, conducting support workshops, methods of counseling services to people with disabilities and their rehabilitation, women and children without guardian, information and experiences on establishment, registration and operation of employment generating cooperatives for job seekers, people with disabilities and female headed households, technical training on rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, integrated growth and development of children, finance, extension of insurance coverage for special groups and informal sector, modern digital methods of training on social insurance, labour market survey and analysis, home-based jobs, cooperatives and encouraging private and cooperative sectors to create job opportunities … are among other subjects emphasized by both sides within the joint action plan.