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Government to send ‘clarification letter’ on 5-hour workweek reduction to unions

Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2021. 4:06 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma: At its regular session on Tuesday, Cabinet received an update from the ministerial consultation team on their meeting with the joint unions.

Cabinet decided that a letter of clarification will be sent to the Joint Unions to confirm the five-hour workweek reduction.

In addition, Cabinet decided that the forbearance period allows for borrowers up to the end of December would apply to the entire portfolio including but not limited to mortgages.

Government would also request that the National Trade Union Congress of Belize propose a nominee to serve on the board of directors of the National Bank of Belize.

But, Government also reminds the unions that any public officer continuing to strike beyond 14 May will not be paid any salary for any period on strike thereafter. 


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