Government is willing to work with the private sector in determining how best as a collective it could come up with a strategy to allow some business establishments to remain open to do business within the city of Roseau on a Sunday.
According to the labour laws of Dominica chapter 19:10, Sunday is regarded as a public holiday. The Labour Contract Act Chapter 89:04 states that workers are to be paid double time for performing duties on that day.
Hon. Minister for Employment, Dr. Colin McIntyre, said that with the presence of cruise ships on the island on a Sunday, it is necessary that merchants consider providing a service on a Sunday.
The Minister went on further to state that the labour laws of the country will have to be revisited to facilitate such a change. cont./
Courtesy of: Government Information Service (GIS)
Monday, 2 May 2011
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