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LET’S TALK LABOUR

This series of articles is an initiative by the Department of Labour which is intended to provide information in respect to labour issues as well as to educate employees and employers on their rights of work. We will talk about the services which are offered by the Department and also invite our social partners, the workers and employers associations to share information pertinent to their respective organisations.

In this first issue we will talk:  The Labour Advisory Board

Labour Advisory Board

In accordance with the Employment Ordinance 2002 (revised), the Government of Montserrat has established a Labour Advisory Board whose duty is to advise the Government on all matter relating to the employment of labour.  The Board shall also be consulted on all proposed legislation on labour matters being forwarded to the Legislative Council.

Such matters shall include:

(a)    any proposed amendment to the employment ordinance or any other Act relating to the employment of labour.

(b)    technical training of employees

(c)    productivity

(d)    location and types of industry or trade in Montserrat

The composition of the Board is as follows:

Two representatives of Government, one of whom shall be appointed Chairman of the
Board

  • Chairman                     Mrs Rachael Ryan
  • Government Representative               Vereen Thomas-Woolcock

One representative of each trade union registered under the Trade Unions Act:

  • Mr Paul Lewis                    Montserrat Civil Service Association
  • Mrs Hyacinth Bramble-Browne        Montserrat Union of Teachers

Representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, the same number as the Trade Union representatives.

  • Mr Kenneth Scotland
  • Mr Lincoln Joseph

One representative of the construction industry

  • Mr David Tuitt

One representative of the Montserrat Community College

  • Mr Paul Payne

One member appointed by the Government representing the interest of workers

  • Mr Leon Greenaway

The Labour Commissioner of the Labour Officer

In the next article we will talk:  The Labour Tribunal.  We invite your comments and welcome your feed back.

Denise Michelle Phillip
Labour Commissioner

labour@gov.ms

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This series of articles is an initiative by the Department of Labour which is intended to provide information in respect to labour issues as well as to educate employees and employers on their rights of work. We will talk about the services which are offered by the Department and also invite our social partners, the workers and employers associations to share information pertinent to their respective organisations.

In this first issue we will talk:  The Labour Advisory Board

Labour Advisory Board

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In accordance with the Employment Ordinance 2002 (revised), the Government of Montserrat has established a Labour Advisory Board whose duty is to advise the Government on all matter relating to the employment of labour.  The Board shall also be consulted on all proposed legislation on labour matters being forwarded to the Legislative Council.

Such matters shall include:

(a)    any proposed amendment to the employment ordinance or any other Act relating to the employment of labour.

(b)    technical training of employees

(c)    productivity

(d)    location and types of industry or trade in Montserrat

The composition of the Board is as follows:

Two representatives of Government, one of whom shall be appointed Chairman of the
Board

One representative of each trade union registered under the Trade Unions Act:

Representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, the same number as the Trade Union representatives.

One representative of the construction industry

One representative of the Montserrat Community College

One member appointed by the Government representing the interest of workers

The Labour Commissioner of the Labour Officer

In the next article we will talk:  The Labour Tribunal.  We invite your comments and welcome your feed back.

Denise Michelle Phillip
Labour Commissioner

labour@gov.ms