“Legislation Should Be Subjected To Scrutiny”

November 28, 2020 | 2 Comments

jarion richardson bermuda OBA MP generic“The One Bermuda Alliance believes the Public should be entitled to know the Committee’s recommendations,” Shadow Minister of Labour Jarion Richardson said, adding that “the legislation should be subjected to scrutiny, so Bermudians have full knowledge of what the Committee recommends.”

Mr Richardson said “Legislation which will impact every worker and household in Bermuda will be tabled by this Government.

“Specifically, the lengthy and difficult task of updating Bermuda’s labour laws started under the One Bermuda Alliance has finally reached fruition. Under the then-Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy, the Labour Law Reform Committee commenced a review of existing employment and labour laws.

“The Committee’s review concluded with specific recommendations. However, the current Government is refusing to share the Committee’s recommendations and instead is only tabling Government’s legislation stemming from that work.

“Given the impact this legislation will have on all working Bermudians, and the length of the committee’s work, the One Bermuda Alliance believes the Public should be entitled to know the Committee’s recommendations. The Committee’s work is worth public acknowledgement, and the legislation should be subjected to scrutiny, so Bermudians have full knowledge of what the Committee recommends.

“The People should be told whether recommendations were dropped by the Government and, if so, what. Or how those recommendations are being addressed. Surely the Government didn’t transpose the recommendations word-for-word.

“There is more to be seen and considered before we debate this legislation.”

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  1. Cow Polly says:

    30 – 6 ….

  2. clearasmud says:

    It is not clear what Mr. Richardson is after. If as he says the work began under the OBA nothing is stopping him from putting that work in the public domain. That way people would be able to see what the OBA did previously and be able to compare it to the amendment Act.

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