The Dominica Amalgamated Workers Union, DAWU, applauds government’s move to create a Ministry of Labour.
On 13th December 2022, Miriam Blanchard was sworn in as Minister for Labour, Public Service Reform, Social Partnership, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Development.
General Secretary of the DAWU, Leah Shillingford, says the creation of this Ministry will help the Union better advocate for improved working conditions for Dominicans.
The DAWU General Secretary emphasized that the Union plans to work with the Minister responsible for labour to implement measures which will help the representative bodies become more effective.
Shillingford firmly believes a Labour Commissioner should be appointed to address the backlog of cases as regards Union matters and labour disputes.
DAWU General Secretary Leah Shillingford