AN AMENDED Holidays With Pay Act in Barbados is a welcome move, but according to Senator Wilfred Abrahams of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), there are still too many unanswered questions which need to be tackled by Government.
“I firmly support any legislation that betters the lot of the working man and woman in Barbados. I support any legislation that is for the social benefit of Barbadians,” he told the Senate yesterday.
“It has my support, but there is a flipside to this. Holidays with pay only affect those who are working. But I can’t with a clear conscience ignore those who have lost their jobs in the last couple of years, and who have no prospects of a job.”
Abrahams said he found it interesting that Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, who led off debate on the bill in the Upper Chamber, had mentioned she expected many of Barbados’ 13 000 unemployed people to be working again soon. (BA)
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