Caption: National Gaming Control Board Chief Executive Officer Imelda Agon (left) and Trade Union Congress President John Paska shakes hands during the presentation ceremony on Thursday. Picture by Aihi Oa.
By LIONEL MUNGAE
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) were a proud recipient of new office equipment donated by National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) on Thursday at a cost of K50, 000.
The kind gesture from NGCB is the first for TUC to receive support nationally which it usually gets such donations only from international organisations.
The donations will pave way for the need to rebuild some of the old infrastructure for the TUC.
NGCB chief executive officer Imelda Agon during the presentation of the office equipment said TUC plays an important role in ensuring that the welfare of employees, both in the public and private sectors are considered, and the new dimension taken by TUC ensures it is a win-win situation for both the employers and its workers.
Ms Agon said the NGCB will continue to support the work of the TUC and will affiliate with the union as an economic and financial sector to fight for the welfare of its workers.
She said the welfare of the union must also be looked at by the government and the support shown by NGCB shows that government entities are serious about partnering with TUC to fight for workers in all sectors throughout PNG.
Ms Agon reiterated that NGCB will continue to help TUC and other organisations throughout the country through its gift pack programs.
“I believe you all know that we have a gift pack programs which we have been giving back to the communities in all sectors,” he said.
“We believe the donations will go a long way to help TUC in its ICT, and help TUC to carry out its mandated duties.”
The President of Trade Union Congress, John Paska, on behalf of the TUC board thanked NCGB for the donations and calls for the need to engage meaningfully with other sectors for the development and welfare of all workers throughout the country.