New Labour Minister Pledges to Help Boost Productivity in the Workplace

Oliver Joseph

Minister with added responsibility for Labour, Hon. Oliver Joseph, says during his tenure he plans to place high priority on fashioning a culture that serves to boost productivity in the country.

Minister Joseph made his commitment during the swearing-in ceremony at the Governor General’s residence, following last week cabinet shake-up announced by Prime Minister Dr the Rt Hon. Keith Mitchell during a national address.

Joseph says he plans to work with trade unions in the country as a partner in boosting productivity at the workplace.

He announced his intention to meet with the unions to kick-start discussions on the issue.

Speaking to the media, the Minister said , “My first priority would be to meet with the labour unions to discuss the issue of productivity in the workplace because we are ranked very low in the area of productivity, and increased productivity lead to increased economic activities and development in any country in the world.”

Minister Oliver Joseph is now the Minister for Economic Development, Trade, Planning and Labour.

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