St. Lucia labour code reviewed

St. Lucia labour code reviewed

The review aims to provide clarification and implement recommendations.

A recent legislative review of Saint Lucia’s labour code has been lauded a timely and necessary exercise.

Labour Consultant, Winhall Joshua, said the exercise served primarily to gather suggestions to modify the code, so that it reflects ongoing developments, and to provide clarification on some aspects of the code.

“There are nine divisions in the code and with all that it embodies, all what it entails, some people feel that we should clarify some points and also to try to consider some of the recommendations with a view to assessing whether they fit into the overall general purpose of the code, and whether they can be utilized for the benefit of employers and workers and the people of this country,” he said.

President of the Saint Lucia Trade Union Federation (TUF), Julian Monrose, said he welcomed the consultation which he hopes would lead to better working relations between employers, employees, and worker organizations.

“The Trade Union Federation, from the very early days, took a position when some wanted to wait until we have a perfect document to be made law. We were aware that document was not written by God, and so it will not be perfect. And our position was to implement, to legislate the code, and as time went by, to improve it. We were happy that in 2006 the code was implemented, and so we are happy to participate in the review and strengthening the code.”

The TUF President also called for restructuring at the Labour Department. He said unless a restructure is done, all exercises by the department would be futile.

The legislative review of Saint Lucia’s labour code took place on March 21 and 22, and was held in collaboration with the International Labour Organization.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 9:41 am Reply

    I’m sick and tired of all this talk, talk, talk. People suffering under that stupid labour code.

  2. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

    It’s time for security officers to get a higher rate 4.75 is not enough we feeling the pain

    1. Anonymous
      March 31, 2017 at 5:29 am Reply

      Are u crazy most security guards mske 3 dollars an hour they are treated like dogs

  3. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply

    So true, time to raise security in st Lucia we are working our gut’s out for Pennie’s.

    1. Anonymous
      March 30, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply

      I feel your pain of risking your life workong 12 hour shift with one day off for very little pay 4:50 an hour slavery has to stop in st lucia

  4. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply

    U are so right security guards need to work for 10 dollars an hour but there is so much expliotation going on thats why they employ lots of jamaicans Guyanesse and Haitians that has to stop in st lucia 4:50 cents can never create an impact in anyones life lots of educated people do security but they are exploited by the companies who pocket all the money to live their lavish lifestyle that nonsense has to stop in st lucia i am of the strong belief the uwp administration will implement change in a month

  5. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 11:18 am Reply

    450 an hour what a shame i am not coming home to work for 450 and hour them people sick so 8 hour a day. At 450 for six daythat is 25 .00 a daythats 150 a week less than that .now in america you get 150 us dollar a day change to ec dollars. That1000 plus ec dollars why would i want to come back home plus charity care. Comon our goverment need to do better hell yes (Words deleted)

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