Occupational Safety and Health Bill Passage Expected by Year End

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill (2017) is expected to be passed in Parliament by December 2019.

“The Bill is now before a Joint Select Committee… and we intend to pass it in this [2019/20] fiscal year,” he advised.

Mr. Holness made the announcement at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s awards banquet at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (May 22) to mark the centenary of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) formation and promulgation of the Trade Union Act in Jamaica.

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson (left), presents a commemorative award to Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) President, Helene Davis Whyte, during the Ministry’s awards banquet at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (May 22). The event was held to mark the centenary of the International Labour Organization’s formation and the promulgation of the Trade Union Act in Jamaica.

 

The OSH Bill is intended to repeal the Factories Act (1943), which is limited in scope and excludes vital sectors and groups such as finances, shops and offices, agriculture and the public sector.

The proposed legislation’s introduction is expected to usher in a new paradigm in workplace safety and health across Jamaica.

Mr. Holness said the Bill will set and improve standards for safety and security in the workplace for employees and employers.

The Prime Minister also assured that the Government remains committed to reviewing Jamaica’s labour legislation.

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson (left), presents a commemorative award to Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) President, Senator Kavan Gayle, during the Ministry’s awards banquet at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (May 22). The event was held to mark the centenary of the International Labour Organization’s formation and the promulgation of the Trade Union Act in Jamaica.

 

“We’re going to be directing attention to the scope of our laws and regulations to clarify responsibilities among the social partners and ensure effective protection of workers,” he said.

Six former Labour Ministers were recognised during the event. They are former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Pearnel Charles Sr.; Dean Peart; Horace Dalley; Derrick Kellier; and Dr. Fenton Ferguson.

 

Source: JIS News

Please send us your Feedback, News Item, Photos and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number 1-876-353-1389 or Email [email protected]
- Subscribe to our Youtube channel
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Follow us on Instagram

GO AHEAD! JOIN THE CONVERSATION

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Innswood High School Miss Congeniality 2019

Recently Published

13-Tips-on-How-to-Survive-Wild-Animal-Attacks

13 Tips on How to Survive Wild Animal Attacks

Titanic-Survivor-Claims-an-Iceberg-Didnt-Destroy-the-Ship

Titanic Survivor Claims an Iceberg Didn’t Destroy the Ship

Shenseea-SON-Calls-Romeich-DADDY-Mackerel-LOSE-Di-Man-Aidonia-MOMMY-Mavado-LIVE-Atlanta

Shenseea SON Calls Romeich DADDY | Mackerel LOSE Di Man | Aidonia MOMMY | Mavado LIVE Atlanta

Road-Safety-Tip-3-Proper-Use-of-Intersections-RoadSafetyMonth

Road Safety Tip 3 – Proper Use of Intersections

TWO MEN SHOT AND INJURED DURING DRIVE BY SHOOTING IN BAMBOO, HANOVER

TWO MEN SHOT AND INJURED DURING DRIVE BY SHOOTING IN BAMBOO, HANOVER

A drive-by shooting which occurred in Bamboo district, in Hanover, on Friday night, June 14, has left two men nursing gunshot wounds at a hospital, and several others barely escaping with their lives. Reports by the Sandy Bay police are that about 8:00 p.m., both men were among a group of persons at a shop […]

MAJOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ALONG WASHINGTON BOULEVARD

MAJOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ALONG WASHINGTON BOULEVARD

Motorist is being advised that a major traffic accident which has taken place along a section of the Washington Boulevard, and Molynes Road intersection, has resulted in that section of roadway been blocked. Over five motor vehicles collided along that section of roadway, making it impossible to travel to leading Ferry. Reports are that about […]

Advertisements

Innswood High School Miss Congeniality 2019

Recording Artists Shynetyme

Recording Artiste Wayne Scotch

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

CICA-University-sidebar
Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: