DATE: February 12, 2014 NO. 09/2014
COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Wednesday, February 12, 2014: During the month of January 2014, the Committee of Social Partners (CSP), through the facilitation of Dr. Andre Henry, continued to work steadfastly towards the finalization of a Social Compact, which they hope will be signed before the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Apart from meeting with their constituents and other groups and organisations, the CSP held a one-day working session on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, at the Grenada National Stadium. At the session, representatives of the Partners who form the CSP, methodically reviewed the fourth draft of the Social Compact, which was developed by Dr. Andre Henry, after consultations with the CSP.
Dr. Henry, who also facilitated the working session, was charged with the responsibility of (i) updating the draft Compact, based on the comments and suggestions coming out of the working session; and (ii) developing a work programme and implementation plan for institutionalising the Compact. He has now circulated the fifth draft incorporating the comments of the working session.
The Social Partners will now take this latest draft and the soon to be circulated implementation plan to their constituents for further discussions after which the draft Compact will be formally submitted to Cabinet. Once finalized, the Compact will be formally signed by the Social Partners and tabled in Parliament.
The CSP also held its first meeting for the New Year on Friday January 31, 2014. This meeting, which was also the 10th meeting of the CSP, dealt mainly with discussions on the Home Grown Programme, which came into effect as of January 1st, 2014; the status of the Letter of Intent with the IMF and the CSP’s public education series.
The CSP meets on a monthly basis and is made up of representatives of the Grenada Trades Union Council, the Grenada Private Sector Organisations, faith-based organisations, Civil Society organisations and the Government. The CSP is chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell. Over the last eleven months, the CSP has been meeting as part of Governments’ effort to broaden participation and develop an inclusive approach to Governance. This approach is new and represents a commitment by Government to the widest possible dialogue and consultation in addressing the challenges now confronting our Nation.
426 GOVERNMENT FINALISING LOAN AGREEMENT WITH GCNA FOR DISBURSEMENT OF CABINET APPROVED FINANCIAL PACKAGE
386 TRAINING IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR INLAND REVENUE AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISIONS HAILED A SUCCESS
339 GRENADA TO DRAFT A COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO ACCESS CLIMATE FINANCE UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT