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.