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Group seeks parity for Caymanians in labour laws, jobs for unemployed

The group Caymanians Against Economic Injustice told Cayman 27 it’s hoping to identify and categorise unemployed Caymanians, while giving them a voice on labour issues.

Thursday morning on the glass house lawn, dozens turned out to participate in the group’s jobs drive.

The plan is to determine job seekers’ skill sets and match them with potential employers in those fields. The group said it aims to be a voice for the everyday Caymanian, and wants to be included as a stakeholder when new labour laws and programmes like ready-2-work.ky are crafted.

“With every significant piece of labour legislation that has gone on in Cayman recently, what has been absent from the table has been workers representation,” said Lorna Bush of Caymanians Against Economic Injustice. “The Chamber of Commerce wants to write our labour laws. They’re protecting their people: who’s looking out for the workers?”

Caymanians Against Economic Injustice will be back at the glass house from 9 to 1pm on Friday (12 February) as well.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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