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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Workers News

The Opposition St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) recently concluded its weekend of activities in observance of the annual Labour Day (International Workers’ Day) in St.Kitts-Nevis.
It has been two years since the death of Joseph O’Flaherty Jr., past President of the St.Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union. The executive Committee hereby expresses condolences to all others who continue to mourn his passing including his relatives and close friends.
accines are one of the most effective tools for protecting people against COVID-19. Consequently, with COVID-19 vaccination under way or on the horizon in many countries, some may be considering whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory in order to increase vaccination rates and achieve public health goals and, if so, under what conditions, for whom and in what contexts.
The global authority on health and leading body on the global response to curb the spread and effected of the COVID-19 pandemic, The World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently issued a set of guidelines for states to consider when seeking to make vaccination mandatory.
“We need every employer not just to say but to insist that every employee must be vaccinated. This is where it is going to come for the protection of your business, for the protection of the peace and the health of those who are vaccinated, employers- including the government- will have to give consideration to that.”
The US State Department has issued its 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in other countries around the world of which St.Kitts and Nevis is included with areas such as corruption, sexual assault and workplace issues being highlighted.
Government Chief Personnel Officer, Sheridane Warner is being cited as informing the public servants holding bachelor’s degrees that their expectations to be paid for their certification will not be automatically granted by the state as an employer.
Workers’ representation organization The St.Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union is expected to participate as an observer at the International Promoting Team Meeting of the Bicentennial Congress of the People of The World slated to take place on Friday 24th March 2021. The virtual zoom event, regarding the platform of the anti-imperialist working class, will be held in Venezuela with President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros.
Feeling “ignored” over the past three years, bus drivers of the East Bus Line Association recently turned into protestors in an attempt to get attention with response action from government regarding complaints about the operations of the December 2018-opened terminal located on Wellington Road in Basseterre.
President of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago Her Honour Deborah Thomas-Felix has praised the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Violence and Harassment Convention - C190 as “a step in the right direction to achieve dignity and safety in the world of work.”