The textile workers of Uzbekistan were congratulated on the Day of workers in the textile, apparel and knitting industries. ITMF head and ILO representative congratulated Textile workers of Uzbekistan.
Very first time in Uzbekistan was officially established the Day of Employees of the Textile and Sewing and Knitting Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Today, textile workers of Uzbekistan were congratulated on their professional holiday by the Director General of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Christian Schindler and the representative of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Francesco d’Ovidio.
In particular, in Mr. K. Schindler’s message to I. Khaidarov – chairman of the Uztekstilprom Association, highly appreciated changes in the textile industry of Uzbekistan over the past 5 years. If earlier the cotton and textile industry of Uzbekistan was mainly focused on cotton production and its export, then over the past five years the development vector has changed significantly. Today, almost all cotton produced in Uzbekistan is consumed in the country by many cotton spinning mills. Huge progress has been made in the cotton, textile, clothing and fashion sectors of Uzbekistan as a result of attracting foreign direct investment and strengthening the private sector as a whole.
The Uztekstilprom Association has been an associate member of the International Federation of Textile Manufacturers since 2014. Under the auspices of the Federation, the International Textile Conference of Uzbekistan is held annually in the country.
Francesco d’Ovidio, Executive Officer, Division of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, International Labor Organization (ILO), which oversees the Third Party Monitoring Project in Uzbekistan, noted that Uzbekistan has made the great progress in eliminating child labor and forced labor in the annual cotton picking .
Also, Francesco d’Ovidio noted that the Association of Textile and Clothing Industry of Uzbekistan and its members play a key role in addressing employment issues: “Uzbekistan has shown that it deserves the full support of the international community, and the ILO is determined to continue close cooperation with the government of Uzbekistan, employers, trade unions and civil society in order to expand opportunities for women and men in Uzbekistan to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity. ”