St. Kitts – Nevis PM To Review Minimum Wage Rate

Saint Kitts - Nevis Labour Day Meeting

Saint Kitts – Nevis Labour Day Meeting 2008
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
May 06, 2008 (CUOPM)

The minimum wage in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is to be reviewed.

This was disclosed by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas when he addressed thousands and workers and supporters at the end of the traditional Labour Day March through the streets of Basseterre on Monday afternoon.

“Comrades, two weeks ago Cabinet gave instructions to the Honourable (Dwyer Astaphan) Minister of Labour to begin the process of consultations with the relevant stakeholders with a view of increasing the minimum wage so that the domestic workers and the girls at the Industrial Estates can better cope with the rising cost of living,” said Prime Minister Douglas to the gathering when the march ended at the Patsy Allers Playing Field.

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Nevis Premier Addresses Labour Issues

Charlestown, Nevis
April 15, 2008

Under the theme “A Better Workplace,” The Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) recently held a one day workshop which focused on contractors and employees awareness of the labour laws of Nevis. The event was held at the Red Cross conference room in Charlestown.
Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry used the session to bring some of the core issues unique to workplaces on the island and the fight against crime, two of the NIA’s main priorities since it took office.
He established that the employees on the island operated without a workers union but have been represented by the Department of Labour in the NIA.
Premier Parry indicated that some of the main responsibilities of the Department were to identify jobs, their availability, conditions in the workplace and wages.
Mr. Parry also spoke of the drawbacks the workforce encountered in his personal experience before the rise of Nevis‘ working families.

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