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Jordan sends warning to employers

Barry Alleyne

Jordan sends warning to employers
Minister of Labour Colin Jordan (GP)

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Employers in Barbados have been warned to stop trying to take advantage of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call came from Minister of Labour, Colin Jordan yesterday during a nationally televised press conference.

Jordan said the Labour Office had been forced to have strong words with some employers based on complaints coming from displaced workers in the last nine months, since the COVID-19 pandemic led  numerous companies, most of them in the hospitality sector, to send home workers or use them only for shorter work hours.

He said officials from the Labour Department had been in constant dialogue in the past few months, making employers more aware of the concepts and differences between isolation and quarantine and passing on information about what were the rights of both parties, should an employee be infected with the virus and placed in isolation, or if an employee was quarantined after being tested, and unable to work while awaiting results. (BA)

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