Antoine Robinson, secretary general of the Seychelles Federation Workers Union (SFWU) has called for sharing of information and more cooperation to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on our economy and the working sector.

Speaking to Seychelles NATION yesterday, Mr Robinson noted that the need for social dialogue in addressing the Covid-19 crisis is very important.

President Danny Faure has called on the youth to take opportunities given to them with regards to placement in employment and to make use of those opportunities as the situation is slowly worsening in terms of job availability on the market amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

All staff of the Savoy and Coral Strand hotels have been paid their July salaries in full, with tax and pension contributions paid, by the Russian based Eastern European Engineering Limited (EEEL) responsible for both hotels.

This follows an imposed 48-hour ultimatum for the company to settle the salary issue after failing to do so last week.

The company responsible for both the Savoy Resort and Spa Hotel and the Coral Strand Hotel at Beau Vallon has been given a 48-hour notice as of yesterday, August 6, to pay in full the basic salaries for the month of July 2020 for its local employees in both establishments or face legal action.

Merits of all posts to be re-assessed

 

• 1165 requests from 296 organisations received for review

Following the announcement that the GOP of all non-Seychellois nationals currently out of Seychelles have been revoked with immediate effect, a GOP (Gainful Occupation Permit) committee is being set up to re-assess the merits of all posts in the face of new economic realities based on submission of new applications.

31 youths complete training

Thirty-one youths in the second cohort of the ‘Prepare for Work’ programme received their certificates on Friday at The Guy Morel Institute after successfully completing their four-month training.

Initiated by the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status in collaboration with The Guy Morel Institute (TGMI) last year, the ‘Prepare for Work’ programme provides the youths with a transformative process and a second chance to be the best of themselves.

Since it was set up six weeks ago, the Seychelles Employee Transition Scheme has until now received 300 cases of redundancy of which 55 are on Praslin and six on La Digue, but it has managed to place almost all the individuals on Mahé in work placement contrary to those on Praslin and La Digue.

The Guy Morel Institute and the Seychelles Employee Transition Scheme have formalised their partnership with the launch of the ongoing ‘on-boarding programme’ for workers made redundant as well as a newly introduced ‘entrepreneurship skilling intervention programme’ for local entrepreneurs and small business owners.