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Ladies and Gentlemen
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On this auspicious occasion marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Eritrean Workers Union, I would like to convey my warm congratulations to the Eritrean people in general and members of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) in particular.

The role played by Eritrean workers under various categories and in different forums, both before and in the course of the 30-year armed struggle for independence, along with the rest of the Eritrean people, occupies one of the significant chapters in the history traversed for a Free and Sovereign Eritrea. In this regard, the establishment of the Workers Union 30 years a go, i.e. 12 years before the achievement of total independence, aimed at placing and underscoring the role of Eritrean workers in its rightful historical perspective.

Nurturing freedom, achieving national development and progress, ensuring better standard of living and prosperity, indeed every aspect of life… and above all building a vibrant nation are essentially anchored on the value of work!

In the same manner, as the pledge and enduring motto of the workers union sought from the very beginning to nurture a workforce equipped with the requisite education, professional skill and experience, coupled with modern technological know-how, it is equally important at this juncture to see to it that workers’ productivity and output live up to the desired objective. Indeed, this is the hallmark of a potent workforce for building a vibrant nation. Equally important is the need to nurture a workers movement that possesses high economic, social and political awareness, as well as qualified, organized, conscious and dynamic labor-force fully committed to discharge national duties.

Hoping that this occasion would provide impetus to the task of realizing the aforementioned goals, I wish the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers and its action programs every success.

Glory to our Martyrs!
Victory to the Masses!