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Social Justice Committee coming soon


ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Social Justice Committee coming soon

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With the Social Partnership meeting yesterday and set to meet again this Friday, Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Colin Jordan says the Social Justice Committee could soon be established.

Jordan was speaking to the DAILY NATION before the start of the first meeting of Cabinet this morning when he made the announcement.

“You know we have some issues to deal with and so they engaged with the social partnership yesterday (Monday) and they’re doing it again on Friday,” Jordan said.

“There is also a pledge in their manifesto to broaden the social partnership framework to include a social justice committee.

“Because there are Non-Governmental Organisations, religious organisations, community organisations that are not a part of the tripartite arrangement right now, but in a few weeks they should have a proposal on how they are going to incorporate them,” he added.

The Social Justice Committee was one of the agenda items which the Barbados Labour Party announced in its manifesto.

According to the manifesto, that committee would see the inclusion of additional groups such as the church and civil society added to social discussions. (AD)

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