Federation Labour Minister To Meet With Business Leaders

Labour Minister - Sam Condor

Minster Condor On Marriott Resort Layoffs
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 28, 2009 (CUOPM)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, the Hon. Sam Condor met with business leaders Tuesday afternoon and plans to meet with displaced Marriott Resort workers on Thursday.

Several business leaders met with the Labour Minister and officials of the Department of Labour in an effort to explore ways of assisting workers affected by the current world economic turmoil.

Another meeting with the private sector officials is scheduled for Wednesday and some positive recommendations are expected from the meeting. Minister Condor is also making plans to meet on Thursday with the workers who have been made redundant by the Marriott Resort. The time and place will be announced shortly.

Last Thursday, Minister Condor informed the National Assembly and the nation that in light of the termination of some employees by the St. Kitts Marriott and also the redundancy of workers by other private sector businesses, consequential to the economic downturn worldwide, the Ministry of Labour had requested an urgent audience to discuss ways and means in which, the Government can partner with them to consider and implement initiatives aimed at alleviating the financial loss of workers who have been affected through redundancy, occasioned by the unprecedented situation.

Mr. Condor told the National Assembly Thursday that invitations had been sent out but not limited to the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank, the RBC Royal Bank of Canada, First Caribbean International Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, St. Kitts Co-operative Credit Union, Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, S.L. Horsford & Co. Ltd, TDC, Courts Ltd, Singer, Nicholls Trading Ltd, Builders Paradise and the National Housing Corporation.

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