In under eighteen (18) months since assuming Office, Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre with the support of his Cabinet and, on the behalf of the former employees of Majestic Industries Limited has finally brought an end to their eighteen (18) year wait to receive their terminal benefits.
A total of 196 hardworking Saint Lucians were deprived of their wages and terminal benefits when Majestic Industries Limited abruptly ended its operations in Saint Lucia in 2004.
The sudden closure of Majestic Industries Limited placed many of the former employees on the breadline.
Prime Minister Pierre’s considerate decision to pursue a resolution on this longstanding matter in the interest of the former employees of Majestic Industries Limited is consistent with and exemplifies his Administration’s commitment to the foundational principle of Putting People First.
The Prime Minister is pleased to announce the commencement of payments to the former employees of Majestic Industries Limited has begun following successful consultations with the National Workers Union [NWU] and the Ministry of Labour.
On November 14, 2022, the Cabinet agreed to facilitate a one-time, lump sum payment to the former employees. The disbursement commenced on December 23, 2022. Each former employee will receive an XCD 10,000 payment from the Government of Saint Lucia.
The value of the compensation package for the former employees of Majestic Industries stands at XCD 1.96 million.
SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister
Well done, well done!!!👏👏👏
These Workers Really went through He’ll and Back to Receive what’s Due to them. The sad fling about this is that a Percentage of the Hard working Women have sadly pass away .I do hope that their Family get Compensated on their Behalf
It takes a caring Prime Minister to do this. Not one who refer to them as mandicants or single mothers who are breeding criminals in the island.
I’m happy that Pierre was able to pay those deserving workers. Majestic was just another ripoff company that exploits third world countries. Eighteen years is a mighty long time to wait for compensation.
18 years…..these people have been waiting. …both SLP and UWP administrations before have failed them miserably. Hope this never happens again…ie allowing foreign companies/investors to use our locals and just flee without giving them what’s due to them under local and international labour laws. BTW…thank to King and Pip for making it happen.