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Prohibition against Termination

An employer shall not terminate the services of an employee on any of the following grounds:

1. Trade union membership or participation in trade union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours.

2. Seeking office as, or acting as the capacity of, an employee representative.

3. Making a complaint or participating in proceedings against an employer involving an alleged violation of laws and regulation.

4. Race, colour, sex, marital status, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, nationality or social origin.

5. Reasonable absence from work due to family emergencies or responsibilities.

6. Absence from work during maternity leave as certified by a medical practitioner.

7. Absence from work due to injury or illness provided that the employee submits a medical certificate to his employer by the third day of absence.

8. Absence from work in the performance of jury service as required by law.

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Home >> News and Events >> News >> A Refocusing of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Labour Market Information System (SVG-LMIS)

The Department of Labour will host a meeting of all key stakeholders of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Labour Market Information System (SVG-LMIS) on Friday 13th December at the NIS Training Room at 8.30 am. This event is intended to provide greater impetus for the continued development of the SVG-LMIS since its official launch in 2011.

The presentation and signing of a memorandum of understanding would be one of the main features of this meeting. This consensus document will be signed by the three main stakeholders in the LMIS – the Department of Labour, the Central Statistical Office and the National Insurance Services (NIS) who have all recognised the need for collaboration and information sharing if a successful SVG-LMIS is to be realised.

The main objectives of this collaborative effort among the tripartite stakeholders are to:

• Produce more, better and timely labour market information for the benefit of all Vincentians including government, trade  unions, business enterprises, and civic society organisations; and

• Forge and formalise a national consensus on a national plan of action aimed at making more efficient use of human, financial and other resources, avoiding duplication of data sources while at the same time making data sources more complementary and, sharing ICT information.

ILO Specialist in Employment and Labour Market Policies, Dr. Reynold Simons will also present a report on a limited labour market analysis for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from data collected from stakeholders.