The Ministry of Labour has again made significant strides in its overseas hotel workers programme by garnering further employment opportunities in
The Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Collingwood, Ontario will soon be employing an initial 20 Barbadians to work as Room attendants/Housekeepers during the winter tourist season from November to April next year.
This is the first time the resort will recruit workers from the
Two representatives of
He was joined in the discussions by Permanent Secretary, Carston Simmons; Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Yolande Howard; Chief Labour Officer, Edla Lowe and Counsel/Liaison Officer in Canada, George Broome.
Mr. Eastmond thanked the employers for their interest in
He also cautioned potential recruits, that living in
The Labour Minister cited examples of hotel workers at Taboo,
Ms. Tripp told the Minister that her company would ensure the workers were well taken care of, noting that they had decided to visit
She also took the opportunity to outline the expectations of the ski resort and discussed a number of pertinent issues with labour officials including wages, working hours, labour practices, accommodation, clothing provision for the Canadian climate, transportation and health medical insurance.
Ms. Hammond revealed that the resort was seeking to expand its service to a four season hotel and they were also considering hiring more workers during the summer.
The overseas programme employs hundreds of Barbadians at hotels across