Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Labour Department

Labour Department in San Pedro conducts job preparedness training

The Labour Department branch in San Pedro Town held a job preparedness training on Tuesday, August 16th, at the San Pedro Town Council conference room. The informative session was to prepare those in the labour sector on how to prepare for a job interview, become familiar with the duties of the job, and how to get hired.

Second Annual Stakeholders’ Recognition Award Ceremony

On June 2, 2022, the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government hosted its annual Stakeholder’s Recognition Award Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes stakeholders for their significant contributions to the ministry's mission of serving the Belizean people. Their collaboration has a substantial impact on the successful implementation of the ministry's programs and projects.

Wages dispute between SPTC and former employees continues

The dispute between former San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) employees and the new administration continues over monies allegedly due. The past employees claim they have not been paid their severance packages as mandated by law.

Terminated employees to file lawsuit against SPTC; Mayor ready to go to court if needed

The current San Pedro Town administration could end up in court as 15 former employees contemplate a lawsuit against the administration. The former employees claim they did not receive their proper severance package when terminated after the new administration took office. They now seek legal advice to collect what they believe is due. However, the SPTC said they are ready to go to court because they have compensated them accordingly and do not intend to pay them any additional moneys.

Labour Department Launches Electronic TEP System

The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government held an online ceremony for the newly launched electronic Temporary Employment Permit (TEP) System on January 4, 2021. The Ministry celebrates this achievement after a very lengthy process that led to the successful development of this new and improved TEP system.

Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers’ Union Certified as Sole Bargaining Agent for KHMHA Employees

At a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, June 11th at the Belize City Labour Department, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority Workers’ Union was declared the sole, certified and recognized bargaining agent for the employees of the Hospital.

Ministry of Labour hosts Workshop on Child Labour Identification, Monitoring and Inspection

The workshop sought to equip the employees with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in identifying and addressing the issue of child labour under a countrywide inspectorate programme within a legal framework.

Ministry of Labour Offers On-line Job Recruitment Services

The Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development has recently established a Labour Market Information System, for the proper management of the regime for the free movement of skills within Belize.