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Minister Against Labour

posted 3 Oct 2009, 17:14 by National Workers Union
Ah nearly dead with laugh when I hear the Minister Against Labour saying he was “disheartened” to see workers being mistreated. He was happy, he said, when he hears institutions are concerned about the safety of workers. Huh?
 

Isn’t this the same guy who filed an injunction against PTSC workers for daring to protect their health and safety in a dengue infested work place?

 Isn’t this the same guy, who, when PTSC fired thirteen drivers for the same reason and moved to de-certify their union, said: "It is an interesting development but I would imagine that the organisations’ signal to seek decertification would suggest a loss of confidence in the will of the unions to conduct appropriate and fair negotiations according to good industrial relations practices.” 

Isn’t this the same guy who is supposed to ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act which says: “15. An employee may refuse to work or do particular work where he has reason to believe that—(a) there is serious and imminent danger to himself or others or unusual circumstances have arisen which are hazardous or injurious to health or life;”

Isn’t this the same guy who keeps shooting off his mouth about implementing the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Decent Work agenda, when according to International Labour Convention 155 Article 13 (1981): “A worker who has removed himself from a work situation which he has reasonable justification to believe presents an imminent and serious danger to his life or health shall be protected from undue consequences in accordance with national conditions and practice.”

These PNM and dem real good oui!! Anyway the longest rope have an end.

by Gerry Kangalee
2nd October 2009

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