St. Lucia – Minister Says Windjammer Resort In Breach Of Labour Code

Responding to a question about employers taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to lay off staff and rehire for less, the Minister suggested that Windjammer breached the labour code and allowed the [workers'] redundancy period to mature, while failing to pay the workers on time.

The National Workers Union Wants Labour Commissioner’s Intervention In Bank of Saint Lucia Dispute

The National Workers Union (NWU) has written to Labour Commissioner Cornelia Jn Baptiste requesting her intervention in an industrial dispute between the Management of Bank of Saint Lucia [BOSL] and the National Workers Union. The NWU’s request to the Commissioner stated clearly that a Protocol Accord was agreed upon after two (2) general meetings held … Continue reading The National Workers Union Wants Labour Commissioner’s Intervention In Bank of Saint Lucia Dispute

Government Development Plans – In Keeping With People’s Needs?

NEW buildings, paved roads and community centers — all known activities and actions taken by governments to secure votes for ruling parties — have been the norm for years. But people’s needs are a-plenty and We The People have long come to value more than just concrete structures, as we also have to worry daily about law and order, food security, education, healthcare, employment, as well as preservation of our lands.

St Lucia minister to cut the public service: IMF conditions

Mr Victor Poyotte is a retired public officer with twenty-six years public service experience, a decade of regional project management work with the CIDA funded OECS Eastern Caribbean Economic Management Programme (ECEMP) and the British funded Caribbean Overseas Territories Government Accounting Reform (COTGAR) Project, both of which were implemented by the firm CRC Sogema of … Continue reading St Lucia minister to cut the public service: IMF conditions

When the ‘right wing’ and the ‘left wing’ sing from the same hymn sheet

By A.T. Freeman Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St Lucia and Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados The United Workers’ Party government in St Lucia led by Allen Chastanet, is generally considered to be a ‘right wing’ government in the region. On coming to power, Chastanet declared that he intended to run St Lucia … Continue reading When the ‘right wing’ and the ‘left wing’ sing from the same hymn sheet