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of Labour & Co-operatives


To provide efficient and effective Labour Administration practices for sustained socio-economic development.

To be leading and recognised public sector organization with highly motivated staff, maintaining high professional and technical standards of service for all.

Responsible for Labour
Mrs. Marilyn Austin- Cadore

Permanent Secretary
Responsible for Co- operatives
Mrs. Ann Isaac


Mr. Cyrus Griffith - Labour Commissioner
Ms. Sonia Alexis - Labour Officer
Mrs. Elizabeth Cyrus - Labour Officer
Mr. Reginald Lord - Labour Officers
Mr. Michael Horsford - Labour Officers
Ms. Ray Mapp - Secretary
Mrs. Karen Mitchell-Antoine - Secretary
Ms. Nassil Regis - Clerk Typist
Ms. Nadine Jessamy - Work Permit Clerk
Ms. Jeryll Francis - Work Permit Clerk

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Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs

Ministerial Complex
Botanical Gardens
Tanteen, St. George's

Tel: (473) 440-2532/435-4416
Fax: (473) 440-4923



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  1. To provide general support services (management, finance, registry and Human Resources) for the Ministry.
  2. To provide advisory services to Trade Unions, Employees and Employers (Tripartism).
  3. To encourage and promote collective bargaining as the machinery for voluntary negotiation between employers and workers.
  4. To provide efficient conciliation and mediation services for dispute resolution.
  5. To undertake Labour Legislative reforms.
  6. To ensure a functional and effective Employment Service.
  7. To establishment a functional Labour Market Information and Public Relations Systems.
  8. To carry out labour inspection services in accordance with existing legislation.
  9. To promote National Development Policies
  1. Reform Labour Legislation.
  2. Undertake a Labour Market Survey in collaboration with ILO & Statistic Department and Production of relevant Labour Market Statistic.
  3. Establish a Website for the Employment Agency.
  4. Staff Development and Training.
  5. Restructure and set up proper data base for Work Permit.
  6. Review of the Canadian Farm Workers Programme


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Safety, health & welfare of labour

Law and Employment act protects workers' health, safety, and welfare at work. Ministry of Labour is responsible for advising on all matters related to Labour.

Social security of labour

International labour standards on social security puts down minimum standard for amount of social security benefits and conditions under which they are granted.

Labour Policy and legislation

Policies associated with relations between employers and employees and those concerned with training, employment and distribution of work force.

Workers' Education

The Ministry of Labour has several priorities under which educating workers and knowing their rights is one of the main priorities.


Labour & Employment Statistics

This Ministry periodically releases statistics related to employment and labour market. These figures typically show the current trend of employment of the labour.


Administration of Central Labour

Labour administration as defined by ILO is defined as public administration activities in the field of national labour policy.


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