Labour Department Inspecting Construction Sites

(ZIZ News) — The government is taking seriously cases of illegal foreign workers being employed in St. Kitts and Nevis to work on construction sites.

That issue was addressed by Labour Minister Hon. Vance Amory during the most recent edition of “Working For You” on ZIZ Radio.

“We have insisted that the Labour Department undertake site visits and some of those issues have come up and we are seeking to address them to make sure that they do not re-occur or continue. I think it’s important that we see (these practices) as a threat to good working relations and they are contrary to international standards,” Amory said, adding “We want as a country to maintain our credibility in the international labour market.”

Amory said he has also mandated the Labour Commissioner to visit all of the work sites and ensure that workers there are properly documented.

“They have been charged to visit all of the work sites to ensure that workers who are there are properly documented; that is if they have authority to work—work permits if required. And this is something that we will insist upon,” he explained.

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