Speeches

by Mr. Samuel J. Goolsarran, Consultant Adviser (Ex. Dir.), The Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry Ltd The Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry Ltd. (CAGI), which is an Organization of Employers since 1962, is committed on its own, and to join with other organizations, institutions, and agencies in the national and global efforts to support fully measures designed to combat Child labour, and to promote the welfare of Children through education and effective social protection measures. CAGI is pleased to send this message on the occasion of the observance of World Day Against Child Labour 12 June 2014 with the theme - Extend…
by Mr. Kenneth Joseph, General Secretary, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana Guyana is spared the results of the worst forms of Child Labour because most of its Labour being focused mainly on the coastal line and the majority of its agricultural products being owned by the Government. This country, unlike many others, has seen more involvement in labour by the female gender with positive results being expected from this sector of the population.
by Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, Hon. Minister of Labour Today we join the rest of the world in observing World Day Against Child Labour under the theme 'Extend Social Protection: Combat Child Labour'! This year's theme draws attention to the role of social protection in keeping children out of the child labour market.Social Protection of our children is a human right and makes sound economic and social sense. It enables our children access to education, health care and nutrition and plays a critical role in the fight against child labour. Giving social protection to our children helps to prevent the…
by Mr. Lincoln Lewis,General Secretary, Guyana Trades Union Congress The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) stands firmly in its commitment to ensure that the children of this nation are not exploited economically through Child Labour. As global stakeholders advance the importance of a Decent Work Agenda to sustainable development, the presence of Child Labour continues to haunt us. The International Labour Organisation, (ILO) which includes Government, Employers and Workers organisations, has agreed that stamping out the scourge of Child Labour requires the creation, establishment and implementation of conventions and laws that would head on confront the plight of forced labour…
by Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, Hon. Minister of Labour Thank you Mr. Speaker, it is irrefutable that the Budget 2014 is one which will create a better Guyana in the interest of all Guyanese. The Honorable Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh and staff deserve our commendation and praise for a job well done. The stakeholders have had consultations on the Budget prior to its presentation and many of the stakeholders including those of Labour and the private sector have since its presentation applauded the government and the Minister of Finance on the 2014 Budget.

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