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Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme to be implemented by year end

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme should be in place by the middle of  this year. 
 
The pensions committee, which is chaired by retired actuary, Daisy Coke, is completing the preliminary processes related to the scheme. 
 
Two sensitisation sessions were held on Sunday with the workers following similar meetings with employers.
 
The proposed legislation will be sent to the Chief  Parliamentary Counsel shortly for review before submission to Parliament.
 
Bartlett says Jamaica's tourism sector is no longer regarded as a seasonal industry as the island is deemed an all-round destination where the workers now have sustainable jobs.  
 
As a result, the Government is looking at labour market arrangements to reflect the permanence and professional status of  workers in the industry. 


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