Guyana: Labour Ministry continues Sensitization outreach in Region 5, 2

Guyana: Labour Ministry continues Sensitization outreach in Region 5, 2

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Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Labour continues its Sensitization outreach in Moraikobai, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), as part of the activities planned to commemorate Child Labour Month with the theme “Social Justice for All. End Child Labour.”

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has named June 12th as International Child Labour Day, and the Labour Department has launched a vigorous Sensitization Campaign aimed at teaching the public, particularly children, about the significance of obtaining an education in order to become a productive member of society.

The ministry informed that the team, led by Labour Officer Hardat Malchan, met with Moraikobai parents and students to educate them about Child Labour and how they may aid in the battle against the negative impacts of Child Labour as it relates to reporting such incidents.

He was accompanied by Suresh Jaigobin, Assistant Chief Cooperative Development Officer (ag), and Vikash Budhoo, Regional Cooperative Development Officer, who dealt with several issues affecting their respective friendly social group, and as a result, the group conversed into a Coop Society in accordance with an agreement among the members.

Deopaul Pitamber, a recruitment officer, was also there and spoke about the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency’s (CRMA) services and how they can acquire access to the National Job Bank to view opportunities.

In addition to this, a team from the Ministry of Labour was stationed at the Anna Regina Car Park in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) disseminating information about the ministry’s services through its Market Day Information Booth.

The initiative intends to provide wide-ranging information about Child Labour and how they can help in the fight against the detrimental effects of Child Labour, the National Minimum Wage, Workers’ Rights, Labour Act, Termination and Severance, Safety and Health requirements in the workplace, as per the update by the ministry.

The services of the ministry’s Labour, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA), Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and, Cooperative Societies (CO-OP) departments under the ministry were discussed, as well as the distribution of pamphlets and booklets from the various departments.

Labour Officer with responsibility for Region Two, Ravi Persaud, led this exercise along with Naipaul Persaud, OSH Officer, Lokenauth Rooplall, BIT Officer and Davendra Singh, COOP Officer.