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Workers' rights a priority for Tabuya

November 30, 2018 6:21 pm

Workers’ rights was always a hallmark of Lynda Tabuya’s campaign in the lead up to the General Election.

As part of her maiden speech yesterday in Parliament, she reiterated the importance of fighting poverty and working towards a minimum wage of four dollars for unskilled workers.

“Madam Speaker, as Opposition Spokesperson to the Honourable Leawere on Labour and Industrial Relations, I look forward to working with the Honorable Minister Parveen Bala, a former union man himself, to achieve the increase in minimum wage to $4 an hour, and to help restore faith and trust in the tripartite forum for equal representation of workers on national issues affecting them. I owe my duty to our poor. Those that live on $2.68 an hour or less. How many of us here in this esteemed house actually live on a $100 a week, Madam Speaker? That’s the reality for our Security Guards, our Kitchen Help, our House Help, our Nannies, our unskilled workers.”

The Opposition Whip also telling the House that while she was disheartened by her party’s loss in the elections, in the end it is not about any single party, rather the entire the country that needs to win.

Tabuya calling for a bipartisan approach by both sides of the house that reflects the President’s hope of bipartisanship, one she says they need to take a step further and work together on issues with real results.