MANAGING their critical human resource in a progressive and constructive way, remains the aim of Chamber Members and so it was no surprise how well attended the powerful and excellently prepared and delivered E-Training “The St. Lucia Labour Code Post Covid-19 Realities” turned out to be. Over 40 firms spent a half day fully engaged in this interactive E-Training hosted by the Chamber and facilitated by Cheryl Goddard Dorville.
The E-Training session took place on March 10th 2021 using the Chamber’s virtual platform and is part of the Chamber’s Business Development and Education Program that has been informed by the various training needs assessments conducted by the Chamber from time to time. The Chamber has partnered with the firm Goddard-Dorville Legal for the last three years to bring specialized knowledge and understanding of the St. Lucia Labour Act to its members.
Ensuring that members adapt and remain efficient through strategic employee engagement and management remains an objective of the Chamber Business Development and Education agenda. Therefore the Chamber continues to help members manage emerging employment issues that the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought to the fore. Questions related to Employer obligations and implications for adjustments to existing contractual arrangements were discussed and approaches offered that were within the legal ambit of firms and which respects the rights of workers. Managing remote work, work from home, dealing with COVID-19 Vaccinations and ensuring that productivity remains high, staff staying focused and motivated while balancing home and work issues were topics that were discussed and approaches proffered.
These were some of the many areas discussed and clarity provided in relation to areas where the Labour Act is silent. Participants praised the Facilitator as being extremely clear, articulate, knowledgeable, enlightening and timely.