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A section of participants at the Department of Labour’s first Job Fair for youths on Nevis at the Social Security’s conference room at Pinney’s Estate on July 05, 2018

First Job Fair targeting youths on Nevis successful

The first Job Fair targeting young people, hosted by the Department of Labour on Nevis, is being hailed as a success.The one-day forum was held with the theme “Preparing our Youths for the World of Work” on July 05, 2018, at the Social Security conference room at Pinney’s Estate.

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NIA offers amnesty to employers

The following is an announcement from the Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dated February 16, 2018, regarding Amnesty 2018 offered to employers by the Office of the Premier.

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Photo caption: (L-r) Gary Liburd, Chief Labour Officer, Rhonda Nisbett-Browne Legal Counsel in the Nevis Island Administration, Shernel James, Acting Labour Commissioner in St. Kitts and Nevis and Minister of Labour in St. Kitts and Nevis and Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory on February 22, 2017, at the 10th annual International Labour Organization meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston

SKN Labour Minister Amory attends ILO meeting in Jamaica

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 23, 2017) —  Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister in the Federal Cabinet, the Hon. Vance Amory, is currently in Jamaica attending the February 22 to 24, 10th International Labour Organization Caribbean Labour (ILO) Ministers Meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. The theme is “Realizing Decent Work Under the 2030 Agenda”.
 
This year’s meeting is providing an opportunity for exchange on the continuing challenge to promote a more inclusive and sustainable growth process with more and better jobs. It will also allow labour ministers in the Caribbean, to articulate and share their perspectives around the future of work, drawing from the national level dialogues that have occurred in the past year.
 
The forum addresses two pertinent areas: elevating Decent Work to the National and Regional Policy level through social partnership – experiences in the region and a proposed way forward, and instruments and practical tools for Decent Work.
 
Premier Amory, who is also the Minister of Labour, said the meeting brings the ministers together to discuss the work agenda and the millennium goals, which deal with decent work for the people of the region.
 
The Labour Minister recapped the previous day’s proceedings and said the meeting is going well.  

Hon. Vance Amory, Minister of Nevis Affairs, Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs

Minister of Labour delivers address to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work Week activities

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 25, 2016) — The following is an address delivered by Hon. Vance Amory, Minister of Nevis Affairs, Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs on April 24, 2016, heralding a week of activities to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on April 28.
 
Fellow Citizens,
 
On 28th April 2001, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) first marked this date as “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”.  This was based in the recognition of workers Memorial Day which the Trade Union Movement instituted to commemorate workers who suffered as a result of occupational injury, disease or death.
 
The ILO sought to bring a tripartite focus and awareness to the need for accident and disease prevention at work, and has recognised this date every year since 2001.
 
This year, the theme for world recognition is “Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge”.  The theme is timely as work-related stress has become a global issue affecting all professions and all workers in both the developed and developing countries.
 
Today, we see more and more workers exposed to psychosocial risks/hazards due to increased competition, higher expectations on performance and longer working hours.  These factors, contribute to the workplace becoming an ever more stressful environment. With the pace of work dictated by instant communications and high levels of global competition, the lines separating work from life are becoming more and more difficult to identify. 
 
This, coupled with significant changes in labour relations and the current global economic situation, workers are experiencing organisational changes and restructuring, reduced work opportunities, increasing precarious work, the fear of losing their jobs, massive layoffs and unemployment and decreased financial stability, with serious consequences to their mental health and well-being. Due to the increased competition at work, resulting higher expectations in regards to performance and longer working hours, have contributed to the risk and the mental and social distress.

Minister of Labour and Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory (file photo)

Labour Minister Amory addresses World Day of Safety and Health at Work

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 27, 2015) —  The following is a national address by Minister of Labour and Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory on April 25, 2015, on the occasion of World Day of Safety and Health at Work observed annually on April 28th.

On the 28th of April each year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) of which St Kitts and Nevis is a member state, observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.

It is an awareness-raising campaign, intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

April 28th is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996. Its purpose is to honour the memory of victims of occupational accidents and diseases.

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