Refund Of Excess Registration Fees

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Those persons seeking a refund or roll over of excess registration fees paid under the Professional, Trade and Business Registration Act have been advised to present their original receipt to the Registration Department or Labour Department, as soon as possible. According to the Ministry of Finance, the receipt must be presented no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018, so as …

Labour Department’s Christmas Reminder

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector; that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general operations and overtime periods during the Christmas Season. During the month of December, businesses classified as shops under the Shops Act, are usually open for extended periods of time. Shop owners are therefore reminded that while …

Zero Tolerance For Unfair Labour Practices

Julie Carrington Top Stories

This country’s Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, has sounded the warning that his department will not tolerate any practices that do not conform to this island’s labour laws. Addressing the opening of a two-day labour management relations seminar at the Warrens Office Complex, Mr. Felix encouraged labour officials to report any suspected cases of forced labour.  He pointed out …

Wages Board Soon To Be Established

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Government is in the process of establishing a Wages Board to look at regulating wages for categories of workers, especially those involved in security operations, and daycare and elderly care facilities. Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, expressed optimism that the entity could be established before year-end, while speaking to reporters after delivering remarks at his department’s Labour Management Relations …

Seminars On Labour Legislation

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Labour Department will be hosting two seminars in keeping with its efforts to promote more efficient labour management cooperation in organisations. The seminars will be held on Wednesday, November 22, and Friday, November 24, in the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., each day. During the sessions, participants will hear presentations on the …

Training Can Break Poverty Cycle

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, views training as the impetus to moving persons out of poverty and assisting vulnerable groups to integrate within the society. He expressed this view recently while addressing the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s sign language training programme at the Warrens Office Complex. Mr. Felix pointed out …

Occupational Safety & Health Week

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The provision of a safe and healthy work environment for workers will come under the microscope next week, during the Labour Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Week. Themed: Safe Workplaces are Productive Work Places, the week will run from Sunday, July 2, to Saturday, July 8. The activities will begin with a church service on Sunday, July 2, at Bethel …

Workplace Safety & Health Free Seminars

Julie Carrington Ministry News

As part of the activities for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week, July 2 to 8, the Labour Department will hold a series of free seminars to highlight the importance of maintaining healthy and safe environments. Themed: Safe Work Places are Productive Work Places, the seminars will be held at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, from Monday, …

Labour Dept. Promoting Best Practices

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Labour Department’s role is to give technical information and advice to employers and employees, on the most effective means of complying with labour laws and standards. Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, issued this reminder on Monday, while speaking at the launch of the Department’s Labour Management Relations Seminars, at the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) headquarters. The …

Labour Department Seminars Continue

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

Members of the public will get an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding employee rights and work place best practices, when the Labour Department hosts three free seminars on February 27 and 28, and on March 1. The seminars will take place at the National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith Road, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. …