MOROGORO: The Tanzania Government and Health Workers Association (TUGHE) has signed a Good Conditions Agreement aimed at improving their interests in various areas.

In a TUGHE statement issued on December 10, 2023 and signed by the Association's Secretary General, Hery Mkunda said that for the first time the Agreement has increased the number of days for a female worker who gives birth to a baby and made TUGHE the first party to put the clause in its Good Status Agreement.

Mkunda said the goal of improving the feature is to recognize and appreciate the significant contribution women make within TUGHE so doing so will increase productivity and efficiency within the party.

He also called on the government to review and improve the various policies and laws that will include women giving birth to children, as TUGHE has begun to do to give them time to care for children and improve their health.

For her part, TUGHE National Vice Chairman Dr Jane Madete said she was pleased with the decision to reach the agreement between leadership and staff as it would increase the morale of hard work and make the party move forward.

The agreement is for a period of three years and contains a provision for amendments at any time when both parties feel the need to do so.

The agreement also applies to all employees in permanent employment and those on fixed-term contracts.