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Saint Lucia Labour Department Rebranding Planned


Labour Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has disclosed plans for rebranding the Labour Department to make it more proactive and efficient.

The Minister met Labour Department staff on Friday to discuss their concerns.

The meeting came amid reports of possible industrial action over several employee grievances.

The Minister acknowledged that the Department had experienced many challenges over the years.

The veteran former trade unionist told reporters that currently, the authorities are perusing an audit and a recent needs assessment to formulate a short, medium, and long-term plan for the government agency.

Albert-Poyotte defined short-term as being within six months, medium-term between six months and a year, and long-term as a year and beyond.

The Babonneau MP explained that the plan would require human resource capacity and infrastructure changes to create a rebranded, stronger Department representing labor, the employer, and the government to create a cordial industrial relations atmosphere.

” Once you have industrial peace, there will be economic growth. There will be greater productivity, and therefore, we are addressing the issues,” the Minister stated.

Albert-Poyotte said the issues included filling vacant positions and addressing matters affecting Labour Department workers.


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  1. Virginia is so disconnected with reality. There are so many issues regarding her ministry and she is using rebranding as her main focus.
    IF Pierre had any leadership skills, Virginia would give him enough reasons to have a cabinet re-shuffle at this point. She definitely do not belong to her ministry.
    I hope Babonneau does not re-elect her into office come the next election. Definitely not a leader in my opinion.

  2. St lucians complain too much .If she is not reflected u will do a better job so jump in the race .

  3. Plaster on wound. Labour Department falling apart and staging sickouts and the Minister is talking about rebranding!

  4. This lady is totally clueless about everything. In this current government the female parliamentarians are practically useless. One is busy making secret deals so there is always a shortage of basic commodities with no explanation forthcoming while everything is crumbing under the stewardship of the other.. Labour Department sickouts, passport scandals, Bordelais strikes. Etc etc

    I guess the rebranding will solve all of this. Take note Minister of Comess!


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