A former journalist now an industrial relations expert will be the key resource person when media practitioners attend a workshop on labour rights on Wednesday.
Mr. Reginald Lord, a senior labour officer at the Ministry of Labour, will address topics on a range of industrial relations issues of interest to practitioners.
The workshop, part of activities in Media Week 2012, runs from 9 am until midday at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Works.
Lord, a labour expert for some 23 years, worked as a journalist for a number of media houses including the Grenadian Voice Newspaper, WEE FM and the now defunct YSFM.
“We think Mr. Lord is well positioned to provide us with a broad understanding of industrial relations and what it means for us as media practitioners,” said Rawle Titus, President of MWAG.
“The fact that he has been part of us, having worked in radio and newspaper should be a plus. He should understand our plight and how our profession connects with the labour code and other issues of relevance”.
Mr. Lord is being assisted by Michael Horsford, an Imani graduate who has developed well within the Labour Department.
In the last year and a half about 15 media workers in Grenada have lost their jobs for varying reasons.
Several of them have filed complaints through the Ministry of Labour seeking compensation under the Labour Code.
Also, in Grenada many media workers earnings are significantly lower than the set minimum wage.
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