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No safety net for workers


No safety net for workers

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GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Workers’ Union Toni Moore today voiced concern about some questionable labour practices in the country.

Addressing the Union’s mid-term meeting, she charged that far too many companies were not making National Insurance Scheme contributions.

Those contributions are needed for workers to qualify for sickness and maternity benefits, as well as pensions.

Moore also complained that company owners – in many respects – were happy to avoid the costs associated with hiring by contracting out work at a cheaper cost, giving little or no attention to the social protection and health and safety of workers.

Moore said too many people were working in conditions where even the most minimal provisions covered in the labour laws were not being adhered to. (TY)