SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The board of the National Alliance (NA) issued a press statement on Sunday saluting all the workers and the unions of the country and the rest of the world on the occasion of international labour day which is May 1.
The NA Board statement continues as follows: “The struggle continues as you and your unions work towards improving your benefits and lively hood. Nevertheless, we are still faced with one of the most injustices that any people have to endure namely the abuse of the short-term contracts.
“It is very unfortunate that after the National Alliance has submitted draft legislation to stem the abuse of the short-term labor contracts that these changes to date have not been implemented. The same goes for the draft legislation submitted for the Youth Employment Fund and the execution of the Youth Employment Fund Program.
“We will continue to bring changes to our present labor laws in developing a strong labor market that will be beneficial to the entire nation. We salute you for all your hard work and dedication in making this nation the second best to none especially after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Over and over, you the workers have shown your true worth in giving the best of you to this nation,” the NA Board press statement concludes.