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Former Minister of VSA employment policy goes into effect

By   /  March 30, 2021  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Former Minister of VSA employment policy goes into effect

The National Employment Service Center (NESC) plans to implement modified work procedures, in close collaboration with Section Employment Permits in 2021, based on the ?Policy on the issuance of labor permits? of the former Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, published in the National Gazette on February 7th, 2020 on page 12 of […]

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Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

By   /  February 5, 2021  /  Finance, Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~ PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs together with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion presented the three publicly debated legislative amendments to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on the cost cutting measures. The first being the Temporary National Ordinance to standardize the top incomes and reduce the […]

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Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

By   /  November 23, 2020  /  Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

POND ISLAND — On Friday, November 20th, 2020, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosted a meeting with Unions representing members within law enforcement to discuss various pressing matters. After receiving word that the Unions were in a space of uncertainty regarding various issues, Minister Richardson on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 sent an […]

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Minister of VSA presented with Sint Maarten 2020 Labor Market Needs Assessment Survey Report

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of VSA presented with Sint Maarten 2020 Labor Market Needs Assessment Survey Report

POND ISLAND — On Monday, November 16th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Richard Panneflek and President and Research coordinator of Sint Maarten Institute for Public Policy Studies (SIPPS), Mr. Julio R. Romney met to discuss SIPPS findings of our recent Labor Market needs. Sint Maarten Institute for Public Policy Studies […]

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Government holds cost-cutting measures info-session with civil servants

By   /  November 10, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Government holds cost-cutting measures info-session with civil servants

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, November 6, 2020, Minister of General Affairs Silveria E. Jacobs held an information session for all civil servants. This virtual meeting was to provide an update concerning government’s cost-cutting measures as per the conditions for further liquidity support from the Netherlands. The conditions among others being the 12.5% reduction on the […]

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MHF Board confirms appointment Interim Director

By   /  October 3, 2020  /  Health, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on MHF Board confirms appointment Interim Director

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CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on CCSU members and secretariat refuse to meet with Council of Ministers

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Jacobs and the Council of Ministers have made several attempts to meet with the CCSU and particularly the secretariat of the CCSU whose role is to serve as an impartial mediator between Government and the unions. The Minister of General Affairs as was requested by the CCSU members in their […]

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Employer Council proposes Candidates SER

By   /  September 4, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Employer Council proposes Candidates SER

PHILIPSBURG — The Employer Council St. Maarten has submitted six employer representative candidates for the next Social Economic Council (SER). The Employer Council hopes to speed up the appointment process of the new SER term, which it considers to be of great value in the current socio-economic crisis. Previously nominations were submitted in January for […]

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Introductory Meeting held with Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and CCSU Secretariat

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Introductory Meeting held with Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and CCSU Secretariat

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, along with her support staff, and Personnel and Organization representative Luud Hakkens, held an introductory meeting with the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) Secretariat on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The purpose of the meeting was for Minister Richardson and her team to familiarize themselves with […]

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Income Support and Unemployment Support Recipients urged to apply

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Business, Economy, Finance, Labor, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on Income Support and Unemployment Support Recipients urged to apply

~ Income and Unemployment deadline is August 22nd  ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the “Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers” and COVID-19 Unemployment Support. Both programs pay ANG. 1,150 per month to qualifying individuals. In order […]

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