Minister Lee focuses on increased labor compliance

St. Maarten News – “In recognizing the progress that has been made in the field of labor over the years, we need to acknowledge that the creation of meaningful, stable and sustainable employment can only be achieved in partnership,” said Minister Emil Lee (Labor) at the Labor Day celebrations at the Divi Little Bay Resort last Monday.

Lee addressed the three stalwarts in the labor movement who were honored for their dedicated service said that this partnership between business, labor and government can only be achieved on a basis of trust, honest dialogue and compromise. The labor tripartite has been functioning well and it is the absolute vehicle for this partnership.

The tripartite is working diligently towards consensus on the proposed changes to the civil code that would eventually address the abuse of the short term labor contracts. “They will come up with a win, win, win agreement, the minister said. “The labor unions see themselves as integral partners in creating sustainable, secure and rewarding jobs.”

Source: Today SXM Minister Lee focuses on increased labor compliance