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Occupational Health and Safety bill wait is embarrassing, says trade unionist

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 11:26 PM
Lambert Brown says Jamaica now stands out like a sore thumb in countries that want to see the bill enacted.

Trade unionist, Lambert Brown says the continued delays in completing the long awaited Occupational Health and Safety bill are embarrassing.

Brown, who is the president of the University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU), was speaking this morning as members of the Labour Advisory Committee met with new Labour Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson at his downtown Kingston offices.

He says despite several promises, the bill, which seeks to promote greater safety at the workplace, has still not been completed or tabled in the parliament.

According to him, Jamaica now stands out like a sore thumb in countries that want to see the bill enacted.

Brown says the matter must be addressed by the new Labour and Social Security Minister going forward.

Ferguson, in response, gave an assurance that he would pursue the implementation of the bill.