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GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 25 February 2020

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Chairman of Committees Dr Sonia Browne presides over yesterday’s session of the Estimates Debate which featured Minister of Labour Colin Jordan fielding most of the questions from The Well. (GP)

Labour practices and abuses of the system by some employees came under scrutiny yesterday when Minister of Labour Colin Jordan and his team sat in the Well of Parliament.

On Day 2 of the Estimates Debate, parliamentarians pressed the St Peter Member of Parliament (MP) for answers on issues such as lack of recognition of labour unions by foreign and local employers, the need for an established minimum wage, the demand for concessions by foreign investors and their treatment of workers, as well as their tendency to hire non-nationals for key positions.

In contrast, workers’ abuse of some employment provisions was highlighted by St Philip North MP Dr Sonia Browne.

Taking the lead shortly after the session began at the Worthing Corporate Centre in Christ Church, where the sittings of the House of Assembly are being held due to environmental issues at the Parliament Buildings in The City, Christ Church West MP Dr William Duguid complained about the private sector’s failure to follow Government’s lead and grant their employees the same wage increase that public sector workers had been given. (GC)

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