The cabinet of ministers has been briefed on the progress of the reforms to the social protection system that is currently underway and backed by the World Bank.

The reforms that will span over the course of three years, from 2021 to 2023, seeks to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the country’s social protection system and create more sustainable welfare and social assistance programmes.

There has been an increase in the number of jobseekers as well as in the demand for labour, coupled with a decrease in applications for redundancies, for the first quarter of this year.

This was revealed in the first press conference held yesterday by the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs at which it provided an overview of the local labour market.

‘No victimisation in government restructuring’

“There is no victimisation, we have no intentions of firing anyone, but instead we want to use the local pool of talents in a more productive way. This is what we call performance-based management,” President Wavel Ramkalawan said in response to a question about victimisation in government restructuring.

“Productivity has to continue for the country to prosper,” said Patricia Francourt, Minister for Employment and Social Affairs as she conducted a series of visits to the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority, Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency and Seychelles Commercial Bank.

In honour of Labour Day, the Minister for Employment Patricia Francourt and her ministry have made a donation to nurses and lab technicians in recognition of the excellent work that they have done in the past year.



Strength of a Worker: Resilience and Determination


It gives me great pleasure to address all of you on this annual celebration which acknowledges the courage of all workers who continuously contribute towards the economy of our country. On this special day, all workers join together and celebrate their success, achievements and tenacity in their respective area of expertise.

Theme: “Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises - Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems”

It has been over a year since the world has been facing the Covid-19 Pandemic and this has had an effect on the Safety & Health of  workers .

The Ministry of Employment & Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education have jointly condemn the irresponsible act of the individuals who applauded, recorded and shared the video depicting the inappropriate behaviour of young children in what has been said to be a birthday celebration get together.