Job rights bill ready for House
By Carlos Atwell | Thu, April 19, 2012 - 12:03 AM
THE LONG AWAITED Employment Rights Bill is set to be debated in Parliament next week.
Minister of Labour and Social Security Dr Esther Byer Suckoo made the disclosure yesterday at the formal launch of International Workers’ Day 2012 in Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael.
“[Despite many concerns], this piece of legislation has undergone several years of full consultation from all the social partners from all corners of our society,” she said, “and I am looking forward to engaging my parliamentary colleagues in a full debate next week when the [House of Assembly] resumes, and I am looking forward to its final enactment.”
Byer Suckoo described the bill as “the most significant piece of labour legislation in decades” which she said would address legal deficits, introduce fundamental rights in the employer-employee relationship and legalize other rights which were currently only acknowledged by common law.
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