The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is moving to strengthen the relationship between the Department of Labour and St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board in order to streamline programmes to benefit workers.
Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), said an estimated $1.2 million has been disbursed in severance payments since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevis.
Claims for Severance Payment continue to be processed at the Department of Labour in St. Kitts as applications near the 2,000 mark.
Shernel James, Commissioner at the Department of Labour, said that her staff is going the extra mile by working overtime on weekends, and even on public holidays to process claims to the Severance Fund by workers who were laid off as a…
Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy announced that Labour Department has begun the processing of severance claims.
During the Sitting of Parliament on August 13, 2020, Minister of the Labour, Senator the Honourable Wendy Phipps, updated the general public on the status of severance payment and long service gratuity claims, noting that just under 800…