About the Department of Labour
To improve the quality of life of workers by fostering a greater degree of collaboration between Government and the Social Partners (Trade Union and Employers) thus engendering a peaceful industrial climate.
To maintain an effective Labour Department that is dedicated to stability in the labour market, to establish a workplace equipped to operate in a competitive environment to disseminate accurate and timely information and to ensure that the labour laws are upheld
• Dispute Settlement (Individual complaints/Trade Union initiated complaints settlement by way of conciliation)
• Advice on Employment and Labour Matters
• Workplace Inspections
• Overseas Migrant Workers Programme
• Employment Services (Registration of Job Seekers, Job Placement, Job Search Training)
• Labour Market Information
The Labour Department, which is headed by a Labour Commissioner, has a total of seventeen persons on staff including four labour inspectors.
- Labour Commissioner: Ms. Nerissa Gittens (Ag)
- Deputy Labour Commissioner: Ms. Raquel Lawrence