Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Labour has recently shared an update regarding the continuation of its sensitization outreach activities on March 28, 2023, in Mahdia, Region 8, with the aim of bringing its services directly to the people of Mahdia.
According to the information by the Ministry, an information booth was set up at the Admin Oval Ground, 111 Miles, Mahdia, where a team led by the Chief Labour Officer, Dhaneshwar Deonarine, supported by Officers of the Labour Department, Occupational Health and Safety Department, the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency, the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and the Co-ops Department. The officers interacted with residents and stakeholders on matters related to labour and safety and health in the workplace, training, recruitment, and cooperative societies.
Furthermore, it stated that information on the fundamental principles and the rights at work regarding conditions of work, such as the national minimum wage, overtime payments, annual leave, safety and health requirements in the workplace, and recruitment, was disseminated to more than one hundred and fifty (150) persons that visited the information booth throughout the day.
The Labour Ministry also stated that, importantly, labour issues were raised by both employers and employees, and the team was able to resolve most of them through its conciliatory mechanism. Additionally, employers sought the assistance of the Ministry to assist with the recruitment of more than ten (10) persons for various positions, and the team was able to refer suitable job seekers from within the region to these employers for interviews with the objective of filling the vacant positions. Several people were also registered with the BIT for the welding, heavy-duty equipment operating, electrical installation, garment construction and commercial food preparation training courses, all of which are expected to commence shortly.
The Ministry, while concluding the post, noted that it would remain committed to ensuring that its services are accessible to the people and stakeholders of Mahdia and surrounding villages and will continue to conduct follow-up visits.