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Bartlett touts tourism workers' pension scheme

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said the pension scheme for tourism workers is a commitment by the Government to making sure there is social security and protection for employees within the sector.
 
The pension scheme, which is expected to come into effect early 2020, is a defined contributory plan supported by legislation, and will require mandatory contribution by workers and employers.
 
It will cover all workers from 18 to 65 years in the tourism sector, whether permanent, contract or self-employed.
 
Benefits will be payable at age 65 years or older.
 
Mr. Bartlett pointed out that the scheme will embrace everyone in the sector, such as the red cap porters, craft traders and workers in accommodations, attractions, tour operation/transportation and watersports.
 
The Minister was addressing a JIS Think Tank on the weekend.


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