Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering recently participated in the High-Level Tripartite Meeting of Selected Key Topics for the Future of Work in the Caribbean which took place in Panama City, Panama.
Topic: Labour, Public Service Transformation | Posted By: aphillip
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 10:25am
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, has said that the Labour Department will continue to ensure that the supply of labour is adequate with the level of development in all sectors of the economy.
Madame Speaker, as we rebuild our economy, the Department of Labour continues to play its role in our rebuilding efforts. Shortly after the devastating hurricanes of last September, a Skilled Workers Programme was implemented to ensure that the necessary labour was able to enter the Territory in a timely manner. Employers have taken full advantage of this policy and to emphasize this point, a total of one thousand, seven hundred and ten (1,710) skilled workers have entered the Territory, the majority of which are in the construction industry.
Business owners are notified that requests for Work Permit Waivers for entry of skilled workers to assist in the Territory’s disaster recovery efforts must now be submitted in writing to the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour.