In keeping with standards set by the International Labour Organisation, Cabinet has agreed to the ratification an employment policy.
Speaking at the post-Cabinet media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Clair earlier today, Minister of Labour, Small and Micro Enterprise Development, Errol Mc Leod explained that Convention 122 of the Employment Policy Convention 1964 will be ratified.
“In October 2006, the ILO 144 Tripartite Committee recommended this ratification. The current ILO Committee has re-examined it and has maintained that it should be ratified by taking into account the lessons learnt by the recent financial crisis on conditions of work, jobs and employment,” Mc Leod explained.
He explained that the policy was supposed to ensure free employment with a view to stimulate the growth of the economy.
“In collaboration with the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, we are fulfilling our obligation to eradicate underemployment,” Mc Leod said.
The Minister noted that when the policy is ratified, Trinidad and Tobago will be joining other Caribbean states that have already ratified the policy.