Grenada Broadcasting Network

17th July 2024

  

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A NOTEWORTHY CONCERN ARISING FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WAS THE NEED FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LABOUR CODE.

ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER FOR LEGAL AFFAIRS, LABOUR, AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS CLAUDETTE JOSEPH RESPONDED TO THE CITIZEN’S CONCERNS,

SAYING THEY’RE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING THE LABOR CODE.

MEANWHILE, AS THE LABOUR CODE IS BEING LOOKED OVER, MINISTER JOSEPH HAS MANDATED THE WAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF DR. CURLAN GILCHRIST, TO COMMENCE A SERIES OF CONSULTATIONS WITH MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS, WITH A VIEW TO REVISING GRENADA’S MINIMUM WAGE AS WELL AS BROADEN THE SCOPE OF THE MINIMUM WAGE ORDER.

THE WAGES ADVISORY BOARD WAS RECONSTITUTED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, AND SET UP FOR THREE YEARS TO ADDRESS GRENADA’S MINIMUM WAGE, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN REVIEWED IN THE LAST 11 YEARS.

THE COMMITTEE BEGAN CONSULTATIONS AND STARTED DISCUSSIONS ON WEDNESDAY, WITH KEY MEMBERS FROM THE GRENADA CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE AND THE GRENADA EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION.

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