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…Says government will ratify the ILO convention 189Not long after the joint parliamentary opposition chastised the government about the “meager” raise in public servants salary, President Donald Ramotar has announced the elimination of underpayment of workers.President,Cheap Jerseys China, Donald RamotarAt Guyana’s 47th Independence Anniversary held at the National Park Saturday evening, President Ramotar announced that Guyana has progressed in the payment of workers and that the government will make sure that the country continues along that road.The Head of State said that he heard “stories” about underpayment of workers,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, but noted that his government has moved resolutely to bring an end to such “abuse.”After this year’s budget estimates were revealed, the opposition was up in arms with the government about a number of issues arising out of the proposals. One of the highlighted issues was the slight raise in salary for public servants- five per cent.The Opposition’s contention was that the Government could have granted an across the board raise of at least 10 per cent. In the absence of such a reality, the opposition had accused the government of not looking out for the poor and vulnerable.However, even without making reference to the Budget, the President sought to defend his government.Ramotar noted, “We first set minimum wages for many categories of workers susceptible to exploitation and this was followed by the institution of a national minimum wage which will further protect vulnerable workers from abuse and naked exploitation.”Ramotar appealed with the public for any fulltime employee who is earning less than the specified national minimum wage, to contact the Ministry of Labour. “We will investigate your case.”Making good on a promise to address concerns relating to domestic workers, Ramotar said that the minimum wage has gone a far way in addressing the concerns because domestic workers are entitled to this minimum as well.He noted that domestic workers now have a set working time — 40 hours per week.  “They will now be legally entitled to holiday with pay and all the other benefits that flow from the Labour Acts.”The President said that his government is also going to ratify the International Labour Organizations (ILO) Convention 189, on domestic workers.Convention 189 offers specific protection to domestic workers. It lays down basic rights and principles and requires states to take a series of measures with a view to making decent work a reality for domestic workers.The President said that from July 1,cheap nfl jerseys outlet, 2013 some 31,Wholesale Jerseys,000 workers in the security sector, domestics and shop assistants will have a higher wage.“We have to work together,nba jerseys discount, all of us – government and citizens; government and the Opposition; government and civil society – to fix our country’s problems,Jerseys NFL Wholesale,” said Ramotar.
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