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Published 31st July 2015, 10:0am

The Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs and the Department of Labour & Pensions has released the Labour Relations Bill, 2015 and the National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2015 for public consultation. These Bills can both be accessed on the Ministry’s website at the direct link: www.education.gov.ky/labourpensions.

As part of the public consultation process, the Ministry and Department have been holding a series of district meetings to give the public an opportunity to discuss the bills and raise any concerns or questions they may have.

The district meetings for the Labour Relations Bill, 2015 were held in July and are now complete. The Cayman Brac district meeting was a joint meeting for both Bills and was held on Saturday 18th July, 2015.

In August, the Ministry and Department will host meetings on the National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Grand Cayman. These meetings will begin in North Side at the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre on Monday 3rd August at 8:00pm. Bodden Town’s meeting will be on Thursday 6th August in the Savannah Primary School Hall beginning at 7:30pm. Then on Monday 10th August the East End meeting will be held at the William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre at 8:00pm. West Bay’s meeting will be in the Shirley Kidd Memorial Hall at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School on Wednesday 12th August and the final meeting will be in George Town at the Town Hall on Thursday 13th August. Both the West Bay and George Town meetings will begin at 7:30pm.

All members of the public are invited to attend these meetings and be a part of this public consultation process. The public can also give their feedback on both the Labour Relations Bill and National Pensions (Amendment) Bill via email to the Ministry and Department by emailing lpl@gov.ky no later than the 31st August 2015.

For more information on the district meetings and on the Labour Relations Bill, 2015 and National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2015 please visit www.education.gov.ky/labourpensions.