Ministries and Departments of Labour collaborate to safeguard workers’ rights in the closure of Brown Hill Communications
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 14, 2019) — The following is a press release from the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs dated August 14, 2019, regarding Brown Hill Communications employees.
Through a collaborative effort of the Ministries and Departments of Labour in both St. Kitts and Nevis, the rights of workers of the Brown Hill Communications, who will be made redundant on September 03, 2019, will be protected, and they will receive their severance payments early in October.
The severance payments will be made in accordance with the legislative safeguards penned in the Protection of Employment Act. This will see the compensation of the workers for their years of service to the Brown Hill Communications.
The severance payment is aimed at cushioning workers against financial hardship and to soften the blow of the workers’ involuntary termination.
Both Departments of Labour will also collaborate to ensure that no unresolved labour matters remain outstanding after the closure of the company.
The payment of severance claims to the workers will help to supplement their compensation from Brown Hill [Communications], and cushion the impact of their loss of job until alternate employment is found.
The Department of Labour will send a technical team to Brown Hill Communications to discuss final arrangements for closure with respect to the workers.