Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles Jr and the members of the Labour Advisory Council (LAC) are set to host a meeting to discuss plans to establish a Joint Industrial Council to address labour issues affecting industrial security guards and other labour-related matters.
In a release on Thursday (June 15), the Labour Ministry said that the matter was raised by members of the LAC during a meeting with the Labour Minister regarding the labour matters to be addressed.
“The council advised Minister Charles that the ministry is still processing claims made by the security guards to the respective trade unions within the industry and is still to determine the way forward,” the ministry said in a statement.
Minster Charles Jr has indicated that the matter of the security guards should be treated with priority and must be urgently but carefully addressed to restore normalcy to the industry.
He also gave his commitment to working jointly with the LAC to have the matters resolved.
The meeting date has not yet been confirmed.