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GNT meets with TAWU and PWU

ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, January 23, 2016 - GIS: The Government Negotiating Team met with the leadership of the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) on Friday, January 20th.

While the overall tone of the meeting was cordial and the parties agreed in principle on increases to base salaries of 3% increase for 2017 and 2018 and 4% for 2019, amounting to a total of $22.9 million, the parties differed on the amount to be received by workers as part of Government's one-off payment proposal to workers in recognition of the shared sacrifice over the period 2013 to 2016.

Addressing the youth employment crisis needs urgent global action

One third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in employment, education or training. Of the one billion more youth that will enter the job market in the next decade, only 40 percent are expected to be able to get jobs that currently exist. The global economy will need to create 600 million jobs over the next 10 years – five million jobs each month -- simply to keep pace with projected youth employment rates. Reversing the youth employment crisis is a pressing global priority and the socio-economic cost of inaction is high, says a new report.

ILO 50 for Freedom Campaign Kicks Off

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new global campaign to end modern slavery, in partnership with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The 50 for Freedom campaign aims to mobilize public support and influence in at least 50 countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol by 2018. Sign up to support the campaign at 50forfreedom.org/ and share your tweets with #50ff.

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Labour plays a key role in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan in the areas of Economy and Poverty; Participation, Consultation and Equal Opportunities; Youth Development and Gender. The Ministry also takes into consideration employment creation as a priority area of the Government.

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Ministry of Labour
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St. George’s, Grenada, W.I.
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