The Ministry of Labour is mandated to ensure that the rights of employees are adhered to by the employers and that their benefits are within the confines of the Labour Laws. With many still unaware of the role the Labour Department plays, the Ministry is hoping to change all that by hosting a conference which will sensitize persons to their rights under the Labour Laws. The conference will take place next month under the theme, “Labour and You”. Love News spoke with Anne Marie Thompson, the Labour Commissioner, about the conference.
Anne Marie Thompson – Labour Commissioner, Ministry of Labour: “We will be having a series of labor education conferences and we are inviting employers, employees, unions and other organizations to attend. We will have guest speakers and we will speak about different issues, not just the Labor Act and the Labor law but social protection programs and other topical issues. We will be very happy and delighted to have the ordinary person come in, labor touches everybody.”
In addition to the awareness campaign, the Ministry of Labour recently introduced a Labour Market Information System, which aims to match job applicants with suitable jobs.