San Pedro Labour Department holds Labour Day Fair
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
The San Pedro Labour Department hosted a Labour Day Fair on Tuesday April 20th at Central Park. The purpose of the fair was to educate the public of the labour laws of Belize and sensitize the working people on issues involving labour and employment.
Many people still do not completely understand their rights as a worker. The SP Labour Department utilized this fair to set up an information booth to display important laws concerning employees and their employers. Individual labour officers had the opportunity to explain the services they provide and address queries put forth by the public or businesses. Emphasized at the fair was the use of the “Public Employment Service” provided by the Labour Department. This service facilitates job placement for both employers and persons seeking a job, and the only way that this service can serve at its best capacity is if all persons are knowledgeable that the service is available. Pamphlets with valuable information on a variety of topics were given out.
The public was encouraged to get involved by playing some fun games on the Labour Laws of Belize. Those who participated had the opportunity to have fun while learning about the different departments and their various duties, while taking the chance to win prizes.
All employees should be knowledgeable of their rights as workers and report any issues to the San Pedro Labour Department. Persons with any other inquiries can visit the Labour Office located upstairs of Island Galleria at the corner of Coconut Drive and Tarpon Street during normal working hours or call phone number 206-2700.
Don’t miss out on their Public Service day to be held at the same venue on Friday, May 10th!
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