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Minister of Justice receives update on Function Books

By   /  July 10, 2020  /  Justice, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice receives update on Function Books

On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, the Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, received a presentation via Zoom from the consultancy firm Balance, which was contracted by former Minister of Justice, Van Hugh Cornelius De Weever, to prepare the function books for the employees of the Ministry of Justice of Sint Maarten. Minister Richardson requested a […]

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LABOR AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICES TO USE SSRP DISTRIBUTION LIST TO HELP EMPLOYEES

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Finance, Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on LABOR AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICES TO USE SSRP DISTRIBUTION LIST TO HELP EMPLOYEES

~ List to be made public shortly ~ The Ministry of Finance has shared the list of employers that have received Payroll Support from the St. Maarten Stimulus & Relief Plan (SSRP) with the Labor Affairs & Social Services in order for them to better assess labor complaints. Division Labor Affairs & Social Services encourages […]

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Labor Affairs Unit to register SSRP Business Payroll – Labor Disputes

By   /  June 28, 2020  /  Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Labor Affairs Unit to register SSRP Business Payroll – Labor Disputes

POND ISLAND — Division Labor Affairs & Social Services to host mass intake registration drive for employees who have not received their rightful salary payment in line with the SSRP Business Payroll Support Program launched by the Government of Sint Maarten in May 2020. The SSRP Business Payroll Support is an initiative put in place […]

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The Council of Ministers meets with the WICLU to clarify the cost-cutting conditions

By   /  June 26, 2020  /  Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on The Council of Ministers meets with the WICLU to clarify the cost-cutting conditions

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs called for an urgent meeting with the Council of Ministers and the Windward Islands Collective Labor Union (WICLU). The meeting was requested to provide clarity and answer any outstanding questions to the unions. This meeting also served to inform the Council of Ministers regarding the ongoing manifestations in […]

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Council of Ministers Commends Unity Among Unions

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers Commends Unity Among Unions

The Government of St. Maarten has been informed of a series of manifestations that have been ongoing this week. Permission for these manifestations was requested and they have been granted. The government was also informed concerning the willingness of union members to partake in these meetings and manifestations. During the past two days, Prime Minister […]

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Prime Minister Jacobs awaiting SER restructure

By   /  June 23, 2020  /  Government, Labor  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Jacobs awaiting SER restructure

POND ISLAND — Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public for today, Monday, June 22nd, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments concerning the Social Economic Council (SER). On October 10th, 2010, the National ordinance of the […]

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UTS celebrates new parents with paid leave

By   /  June 20, 2020  /  Business, Labor, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on UTS celebrates new parents with paid leave

~ 16 weeks paid leave for new mothers; 8 paid weeks for new fathers ~ PHILIPSBURG — As the world prepares to celebrate Father’s Day, the importance of paid parental leave is being underscored by leading telecommunications provider UTS. Since the introduction of the company’s ground-breaking parental leave policy, which provides paid maternity leave of […]

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Council of Ministers dialogue on Dutch loan conditions with Unions

By   /  May 23, 2020  /  Government, Labor, Local News  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers dialogue on Dutch loan conditions with Unions

Late Friday afternoon into evening, May 22, 2020, the Council of Ministers met with the unified unions of St. Maarten in order to clarify the proposal made by the Dutch Government and approved by the Kingdom Council on May 15, 2020, related to the much-publicized 12.5% personnel cost-cutting condition and other conditions within the Dutch […]

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Panneflek: We are a resilient people. We have a resilient workforce, and we shall overcome

By   /  May 1, 2020  /  Labor  /  Comments Off on Panneflek: We are a resilient people. We have a resilient workforce, and we shall overcome

Labour Day 2020, is marked by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Richard Panneflek, said on Friday. As a nation, we are at an extremely difficult time in our national development. The labour force of the country are facing challenges never experienced in our period of history. […]

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