Unsafe conditions

Workers Institute for Organised Labour (WIFOL) President Theophilus Thompson said the continuing insecure condition of the small-business women operating at the destroyed Philipsburg Marketplace is against international occupational health and safety standards.

Thompson’s statement follows last week’s “rain and windstorm” that destroyed or damaged a number of the temporary tents and goods of the vendors, whose kiosks were torn down by local authorities on October 9, 2017. Thompson said that the women at the market are trying to make a living and take care of their families. He said that licenced vendors are independent small-business people, providing a needed tourism service, instead of being dependent on Government. Photo shows the temporary tents in which vendors now operate.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73446-unsafe-conditions