PS calls for frequent reviews of labour code

It is necessary introduce new standards in order to facilitate the effective conduct of labour relations, he said.

Permanent Secretary in the Department of Labour, Darryl Montroupe, has called for the restructuring of the department in a manner that reflects an evolving labour environment.

Mr. Montroupe’s comments came during a brief presentation at the opening of a two-day legislative review of Saint Lucia’s Labour Code.

“You [who] are gathered here today must advocate for the creation of a more modern Labour Department with adequate resources to enable it to contribute to national development through a proactive program of advisory services designed to promote entrepreneurship and national agreements,” he said.

He argued that it is necessary for there to be frequent reviews of the provisions in the labour code, in order to avoid them becoming obsolete.

“We should all be mindful of the intensification of global competition, the increasing financial volatility, and the acceleration of the digital revolution,” he said. “All have implications for people’s working conditions and their rights. Consequently, this is a challenge and an opportunity for us to revize, rationalize, and where necessary introduce new standards into our labour code, thus facilitating the effective conduct of labour relations.”

The recent legislative review of Saint Lucia’s Labour Code was organized by the Department of Labour in collaboration with the International Labour Organization.

The two-day legislative review commenced on March 21.


  1. Amie dodo
    April 5, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Yes its died time s minimum wage pass on especially for we hotel workers, allied health licence renewal costing so much 270.00 and we are not being paid properly, 7.00_9.00 an hour,

  2. Proving a point
    April 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Like. Cadasse bakery under paying they staff 308 a Fortnight working Sundays tois that fair

  3. Anonymous
    April 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Working for 4 :25 cents an hour is a crime against humanity no one in st Lucia should work for less than ten dollars an hour that should be law

  4. Anonymous
    April 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Comment:oh yes high, time allied health, nothing in it for us plus $170 late fee yet still u get u license extremely late.high time government needs to hear the cry of their ppl put a minimum wage in place, satisfactory tht is when u tell me a man or woman with a family earn less than $400/$300 dollars a fortnight with one day off what’s tht,how can crime ever stop.and u go to the supermarket can barely shop to last a few days and mind u just rice and sugar,and they want us to eat healthy.we need help.the big man is the one making all he money rich start rich ,poor stay poor and the system know prevents us from making my former principal would say I want proof not promise.s o I hope the government make it happen.

  5. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Yes it’s high time they do something about that, we work to hand and at the end of the day we get nothing but pinuts.

  6. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Its time ull in government stop talking and take swift action for the ppl of this country enforcement of the minimum wage will be a good start.

  7. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Security men working for4:25 cents 12 hours a day one day off a week at the new hosipital and other locations please investigate them companies

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