- Published on 01 May 2013
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The day of May 1 is celebrated in many countries around the World as a day set aside for workers. Also known as May Day, the day is supposed to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the international labour movement, and promotes social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.
According statistics, this day is celebrated as a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.
The Labor Day in Rwanda is celebrated on 1st May of each year and to many, it is just another day off work.
While this day is used for raising issues in the labour industry by workers unions and organizations, there seems to be silence from these groups in Rwanda and so are individual workers on this day. We spoke to some people on the streets and this is what they had to say.
“I am going to relax at home and rest while waiting for the next day to go back to work. This day does not have a difference from other public holidays for me,” says Carine Umwari a shop attendant in Kigali’s Quartier Commerciale.
For Joseph Mugabo a taxi Hire driver, the day is a normal working day since he expects to be called by his clients.
“I would have rested too, but I am very sure that my clients will need my services. That means that I cannot rest,” he says.
In the area of labour streamlining, government is trying to come up with a new minimum wage since the old one no longer corresponds with the market prices.
Joyce Uwimbabazi, a factory worker says that she will use this day to rest and visit relatives and friends.
There is no any other significance that this day has if I look at all the years we have celebrated it. It is another free day. That is all.”
Currently, the Ministry of Public Service and Labour in partnership with the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) are collecting data to help the government in determining the new minimum wage.
The study aims at establishing the current remunerations, especially for casual labourers and market trends.
The Ministry of labour says that study will help show the level of wages, salaries, and income for people involved in different economic activities which will be the basis to determine the minimum wage.
The history of Labour Day
The International Workers’ Day/labour Day is according to Wikipedia.com, the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. On this day, the police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday, when an unidentified person threw a bomb at them.
The police reacted by firing on the workers, killing dozens of demonstrators and several of their own officers also died.
In 1889, the first congress of the Second International, meeting in Paris for the centennial of the French Revolution and the Exposition Universelle, following a proposal by Raymond Lavigne, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests.
May Day was formally recognized as an annual event at the International’s second congress in 1891.
Subsequently, the May Day Riots of 1894 occurred. In 1904, the International Socialist Conference meeting in Amsterdam called on “all Social Democratic Party organizations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on May First for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.
The congress made it “mandatory upon the proletarian organizations of all countries to stop work on May 1, wherever it is possible without injury to the workers.”
In many countries, the working classes sought to make May Day an official holiday, and their efforts largely succeeded.
May Day has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist and anarchist groups.
History shows that May Day has been an important official holiday in countries such as the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union. May Day celebrations typically feature elaborate popular and military parades in these countries.
In the United States and Canada, however, the official holiday for workers is in September. This day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City.
After the Haymarket Massacre, US President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus he moved in 1887 to support the Labor Day that the Knights supported.
In 1955, the Catholic Church dedicated May 1 to “Saint Joseph the Worker”. The Catholic Church considers Saint Joseph the patron saint of workers and craftsmen.
Some governments have traditionally sought to repress the message behind International Workers’ Day, with fascist governments in Portugal, Italy, Germany and Spain abolishing the workers’ holiday. 1 May in the US is celebrated as Loyalty Day. Even as this day is largely associated with the labour movement, through labour unions, it’s a day during which workers, in general, the employers and governments, in particular, seek to understand the challenges facing workers and how best to address them.
How vitally does Rwanda consider Workers’ Day?
According to Anna Mugabo, the director-general of labour and employment in the Ministry of Public Service and Labour; the country adopted a ministerial order on occupation and safety in 2011. The source also says that the ministry required institutions to put in place a committee of occupation and safety.
Further, the Ministry of Public Service and Labour has declared that it will supervise election of committees in various institutions in order to make it effective.
Looking at how the day is celebrated, Rwanda has considerably considered how it serves the working population and how to improve conditions in such working fields. In developing countries particularly Rwanda, May Day provide an opportunity for all Rwandans and local development partners to ensuring that everyone plays their rightful role in their respective building the nation.
- Published on 18 March 2013
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Announcement of the Written Test Results at MYICT
The Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) is pleased to announce to the candidates who applied on following positions: Youth Mobilization, Youth Access to Finance and Market, and Youth Entrepreneurship development, Director of P, M&E, P, M & E Officer, Logistics Officer and Trainers. That the written test results have been released and the interview test will take on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8:00 am.
The place where the interview will take place will be communicated via sms to each candidate.
- Published on 04 March 2013
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Kenshi mu kazi hari ibyo umukozi akora bikamuteza ikibazo gishobora no gutuma yirukanwa, cyane cyane imwe mu myitwarire abakozi bagaragariza ababakoresha. Uramutse uri umukozi wo mu biro, urubuga references rurakwereka ibintu icumi wakorera umukoresha wawe akakwirukana ku kazi.
Niba rero ukunda akazi ukwiye kwitwararika ibyo bintu, cyangwa niba ushaka kukavaho bitewe n’impamvu zawe ukaba wabikora.
#1.Kugera ku kazi wakererewe ukinjira uhekenya shikarete,
ufite umugati mu ntoki cyangwa ibindi bintu bitemewe ko umukozi abyinjirana mu kazi.
#2. Kujya ku kazi wambaye mu buryo budasanzwe
Uramutse uri umugore ushobora kuza wambaye ikanzu ndende cyane ikase amaboko n’udukweto two hasi. Umuhungu cyangwa umugabo we ashobora kuza yambaye umupira (t-shirt) ushaje n’ipantalo y’ikoboyi bifite impumuro mbi.
Umukoresha wawe atandukanye n’umubyeyi wawe. Iki gihe azahita agufatira icyemezo gikarishye ku buryo ashobora no guhita akwirukana ako kanya.
#3. Kubaza umukoresha ibibazo birebana n’ubuzima bwe bwite
Umukoresha wawe ntazakwihanganira niwubahuka kumubaza ku buzima bwe bwite kuko azumva ko umwubahutse.
Hagomba kubaho umupaka hagati y’ubuzima bw’akazi n’ubuzima bwite bw’umukoresha wawe. Nuramuka ubimubajije azahita ahinduka mu maso, bimutere kugufatira icyemezo gikarishye.
#4. Gusubiza ko ugiye kugeregeza
Nakubwira ibintu byo gukora byihutirwa ukamusubiza ko ugiye kugerageza ntazihanganira icyo gisubizo, kuko azahita yumva ko harimo agasuzuguro.
#5. Gushotora umukoresha wawe kuri ‘internet’
Kuba mu nshuti ze kuri ‘facebook’ ntibiguha uburengenzira bwo kumwandikira ibyo wishakiye cyangwa kwerekana ko ibyo yanditse bigushimishije, kuko iyo ubikoze abibonamo kumumenyera.
#6. Kugira akajagari mu biro
Umukoresha ntazahora akubwira gukora isuku mu biro, gutunganya impapuro, aho waririye n’ibindi. igihe azabona utibwiriza kuhatunganya azagufatira ibyemezo.
#7. Gushyanuke ku mukoresha
Nubona umukoresha wawe aje ku kazi yambaye umwenda mushya uzirinde kumubwira ngo yambaye neza, cyangwa ngo nubona aje yambaye urukweto rushya wihutire kubimubwira n’ubwo ari byiza. Ibi nubikora azahita akubonamo inshyanutsi bitumen agufatira ibyemezo.
#8. Gutwara ibikoresho byo ku kazi
Nushaka kurakaza umukoresha wawe uzatahane impapuro, ‘aggrafeuse’, ikaramu cyangwa ibindi bikoresho by’akazi akureba. Ibi bizatuma icyizere yari agufitiye kiyoyoka.
#9. Naguhamagara uzange kumwitaba
Naguhamagara kuri telefoni ukanga kwitaba, yakwandikira kuri email ukanga kumusubiza, azahita abona ko uri umunyagasuzuguro warambiwe akazi.
#10.Guca umukoresha mu ijambo
Mu gihe muzaba muri mu nama umukoresha ari we uri kuvuga, uzihe ijambo atariguhaye. Ibi na byo abakoresha benshi barabyanga bakaba banahita babifatiraho icyemezo gikomeye.
Ibi ni bimwe mu byo umukozi ashobora gukora mu maso y’umukoresha bikamutera ibibazo birimo no gusezererwa ku kazi nk’uko urubuga refferences rubigaragaza. Niba hari icyo ubona uru rubuga rutanditse kandi ari ingenzi, wabitangaho igitekerezo n’abandi basomyi bakakimenya.
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- Published on 16 February 2013
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Shortlisted Candidates to sit written test at MYICT
The Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) is pleased to announce to the shortlisted candidates on following positions: Youth Mobilization, Youth Access to Finance and Market, and Youth Entrepreneurship development, Director of P, M&E, P, M & E Officer, Logistics Officer and Trainers.
The written Exam will take place at Petit Stade - Remera, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:00 am.
Click on the below links to see the list of shortlisted Candidates to sit the written exam for the above-mentioned job positions.
Announcement for Shortlisted Candidates Applied for Different Positions in the Ministry of Youth and ICT
Announcement for Shortlisted Candidates Applied for the Post of Professional in charge of Youth Access to Finance and Markets at MYICT
- Published on 15 January 2013
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- The second edition of Rwanda Job Day on Rwanda Television
- Interview with radio Voice of Africa
- Renewed hope for Job Seekers (New Times)
- Plus de 1000 personnes inscrites pour participer à Rwanda Job Day (Orinfor)
- Job day to link companies with job seekers (AllAfrica)
- Abantu 1000 bamaze kwiyandikisha kuzitabira Rwanda Job Day (Izuba)