Consultation on National Productivity Legislation

(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)

The National Tripartite Council (NTC) launched its public relations for Consultation on National Productivity Legislation in a press conference on Thursday, March 28 at the National Training Agency. A release stated, consultation on a bill to establish The Bahamas National Productivity Council (NPC) was launched on March 22, at the 2019 annual general assembly of the NTC, a collaborative partnership between employers, workers and the government. During the event which was attended by stakeholders in labour, business and government Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour announced that the enactment of National Productivity legislation and the establishment of a National Productivity Council was the number one priority of the NTC.

Mr. Robert Farquharson, NTC chairman, announced the engagement of Sumner Strategic Partners (SSP), led by Edison Sumner, as the consulting agency tasked with leading the public and private sector consultations on introducing the draft bill and accompanying white paper to public and private interests of all relevant organizations for their review and comment over the next five months. The goal of the consultation process is to solicit input via private sector engagement and public education to all stakeholders, including civil society, through a series of town hall meetings in New Providence and throughout the Family Islands.  Consultation will bring forth direct and detailed interaction in an inclusive process that outlines what productivity fundamentally is, and what its impact will be on the Bahamian society and economy.

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