President of The Industrial Court: ‘Women have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic’

President of The Industrial Court: ‘Women have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic’

Her new book is titled ” Labour Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean, and President of the Industrial Court of trinidad and Tobago Her Honour Deborah Thomas-Felix, spoke to IzzSo media and Power 102 exclusively about the book, labour and industrial relations in Trinidad & Tobago amid the covid-19 pandemic….

She said because of how society is structured, women have borne and continue to bear the brunt of the effects of the pandemic. She said vulnerable groups are also at risk:

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She said that a flood gate of matters are being filed at the Industrial Court as unions cite businesses are unilaterally changing workers terms and conditions and in some instances reporting terminations. Mrs. Thomas-Felix said that a pandemic cannot be an excuse to flout or abuse labour Laws. In fact she stressed now is the time for consultation, and tripartite discussion more than ever.

President of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Honour Deborah Thomas-Felix says that there are many challenges on the labour front that have arisen due to the covid-19 pandemic, but women have taken a significant portion of the hardships.

She spoke to many of the issues arising out of covid -19 in her new book : “Labour law in the Commonwealth Caribbean” which will be launched this Saturday 30th January at the Cipraini College of Labour and Cooperative studies;

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