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Labour Minister Explains Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act Does Not Confer Investigative Powers On Him

Minister of Labour, Stephen Mc Clashie, tells the parliament today section 18 of the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act does not confer investigative powers on him.

Minister Mc Clashie gave this response during his answer to a question from the Opposition today relating to the recent notices by TSTT to 468 workers surrounding its restructuring exercise.

However, the Labour Minister said he is a neutral third party and  in the event of a breach or alleged breach the recognised majority union will report such breaches to the him pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Relations Act.

Under this arrangement the minister through his specialist staff will bring the parties together for conciliatory talks