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Welcome to the Ministry of

Labour

Overview

Hon. Peter David
Minister for Labour

Overview

This Ministry plays a critical role in the development of the country through the promotion of harmonious industrial relations, safety and health at the work place, and employment promotion.

Mission Statement

To provide efficient and effective Labour Administration practices for sustained socio-economic development.

Vision Statement

To be leading and recognised public sector organization with highly motivated staff, maintaining high professional and technical standards of service for all.

Values 

  • Client centred services – committed to upholding high standards in service delivery to all customers;
  • Courtesy – committed to treating customers with courtesy and respect;
  • Integrity, Transparency and accountability – committed to promote openness and reliability in the execution of its mandate;
  • Professionalism committed to exercising competency, skills, knowledge and ethical behaviour in service delivery;
  • Equity and equality promote fairness, human dignity and justice in all its policies;
  • Learning and development.

Senior Members

About Us

This Ministry plays a critical role in the development of the country through the promotion of harmonious industrial relations, safety and health at the work place, and employment promotion.

Emphasis is also placed on public awareness and enhancement of partnership with key stakeholders, through which, the Ministry provides service to the workers of Grenada.

A number of key legislative frameworks, policies and national plans have been completed over the years, and the Ministry’s objectives and outputs reflect principles of best practices in labour management. The engagement of stakeholders (employers and employees), communities, public agencies, is crucial as they provide support services and information on threats and opportunities that may not have been included in the various processes. This partnership with the trade unions and employers is a very important factor towards the implementation of sustainable practices and the management of labour.

To strengthen the Policy and Strategic Framework for a stable industrial climate, and to provide Mediation Services, promote tripartism and establish an effective Employment Agency.

Objectives

• To provide general support services (management, finance, registry and Human Resources) for the Ministry.

• To provide advisory services to Trade Unions, Employees and Employers (Tripartism).

• To encourage and promote collective bargaining as the machinery for voluntary negotiation between employers and workers.

• To provide efficient conciliation and mediation services for dispute resolution.

• To undertake Labour Legislative reforms.

• To ensure a functional and effective Employment Service.

• To establishment a functional Labour Market Information and Public Relations Systems.

• To carry out labour inspection services in accordance with existing legislation.

• To promote National Development Policies

Priorities

• Reform Labour Legislation.

• Undertake a Labour Market Survey in collaboration with ILO & Statistic Department and Production of relevant Labour Market Statistic.

• Establish a Website for the Employment Agency.

• Staff Development and Training.

• Restructure and set up proper data base for Work Permit.

• Review of the Canadian Farm Workers Programme