February 11, 2022
On Friday 4th February, 2022, the Labour Department, of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation and Labour (MoA), hosted a workshop to facilitate the finalisation of the recently revised and updated Protection of Employment Act which include provisions for pandemics and natural disasters.
Under SVG Human Development Service Delivery (HDSD) Project which was implemented by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the support of the International Development Association (The World Bank), the consultancy was awarded and presented by Barbadian, Mr. Rommel St. Hill, an International Legal Specialist.
Present at the workshop were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation and Labour, Mrs. Nerissa Gittens, the featured speaker; Mr. Burns Bonadie, representatives from various trade unions, employment associations and the Department of Labour.
Mr. St. Hill is expected to present a final draft of the updated Protection of Employment Act to submit to the relevant authorities for approval and adaptation, based on the feedback provided by during validation workshop.