Letter to Director of International Relations Department, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
H.E.Mr. Hossein Noori
Director of Internatinoal Relations Department
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs,I.R. of Iran
Subject: Dispatching the delegation of employers to the International Conference of Labor
First of all, I would like to thank you for your invitation letter of No.183940 dated 20 May .2009, and for the following meetimg we had which was held on 25 May, in your office at the venue of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, attended also by Ms.Shohreh Tasdighi, Advisor on Internatioanl Affairs of Iranian Confederation of Employers’ Associations -ICEA.
May I remind you that during the meeting, your proposal on including only one person from ICEA, as an Advisor, in the composition of the Iranian employers’ deligation to the 2009 ILC was heard and not accepted by ICEA.
The meeting was held at the condition that:
1. There was only one week remaining to the opening of the Session. In addition, the deadlin of 19 May 2009, set by the ILO, for the submissiom of credential forms of the Iranian delegation to the ILC was expired.
2. The members of the employers’ delegation had already been designated as well as introduced to the Office, and the whole delegation was dispatched to Geneva on 29 May 2009.
3. In the appointment of the mentioned delegation, the ICEA had no role or share and was not even consulted with. At the same time, according to the formal certificate issued by the concerned court investigating the ongoing dispute no judicial decision has yet been made with regard to the dissolution of ICEA.
You are well aware that according to our national law, as long as ICEA has legally existed, the existence of any other employers’ organization lacks the legitimacy. In this line, the dispatched employers’ delegation to the 2009 ILC should have been designated in consultaion with ICEA. Naturally, the employers’ delegate to Session should have been designated from ICEA and not from ICE. In the mean time. as you are aware, in the last two years. unfortunately, the dispached delegation of employers were also introduced by taht ministery under the name of ICEA, as included in the ILC list of deligations.
As mentioned in the above-mentioned meeting, ICEA in two separate communications, (No.10408-310 dated 11 April,2009) and (No.10472-310 dated 25 April, 2009), addressed to the labor minister, while forwarding the judicial court certificate, introduced the respective individuals in order to be dispatched to the International Conference 2009. At the same time, we requested a meeting in order to discuss and explore a rational solution to solve the current problem. Regretfully, like our previous communications, these two letters were not responded. In the meeting, the copies of the two mentioned letters were also submitted to you for your further information.
Henc. we would like to, once again, express ICEA preparedness for holding a joint general assembely ellection (ICEA and ICE), while emphasizing on our willingness for discussion to explore a negotiated solution in this area. In response, you promised that you will discuss with the minister and inform us accordingly.
I thank you, again, and will be looking forward to hearing from you on the outcome.