Delegates from 13 African and two European countries are trying to fix a minimum wage in French speaking African countries.
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CU Minister Bi Tra speaking
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Background: Delegates from 13 African and two European countries are trying to fix a minimum wage in French speaking African countries. To this end, they met at a conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Tuesday (22nd January).
The International Confederation of Free trade Unions organised the week long conference, with the help of the Ivory coast General Workers' Union.
Britain and France were the two European countries represented. Mr. Daniel Pederson British head of the Confederation's Education Department said he was convinced there was no universal solution to workers' problems. They must be tackled individually by members in each country. For that reason French members of the Confederation would be setting up an education programme in 1974 to help African countries. English-speaking African countries carried out a similar programme with much success last year.
The Ivory Coast's Works and Social Affairs Minister M. Albert Vanie Bi Tra opened the conference.