Ramish and Leela
Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:36

Gov't To Settle $$$ Owed To Former AVM Workers, Dismissed URP Workers

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Government will make a multi-million dollar payout to former employees of the Unemployment Relief Programme.

At Thursday's Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Minister of Communications, Stuart Young, said during the period 2010 to 2011, the previous Government terminated and replaced scores of workers under the URP. He recalled that when the PNM administration came into office in 2015, they faced litigation regarding the issue.

He said Government hired Senior Counsel and got the best advice on the matter. Minister Young said consent orders were signed in the Industrial Court on July 5th, and the payout to the terminated employees should be made by August 20th.

The Government will also be making a $400,000 payout to settle monies owed to former employees of AVM Caribbean Limited.

Minister Young said it recently came to Government's attention that in 1997, when AVM Channel 4 ceased operations, some of the employees were not paid their gratuity.

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