Guyanese minister urges foreign investors to adhere to labour laws

Guyana’s Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton is urging foreign investors to adhere to the country's labour laws.
Speaking at a one-day seminar hosted for Chinese entrepreneurs on Sunday, Mr. Hamilton said he was aware businesses work to make good returns on their investments but the government would not allow the law to be disregarded in the process.
Mr. Hamilton said employees would not be left to suffer at the hands of their managers.
Additionally, Mr. Hamilton said his ministry is reviewing the labour laws to make the fines more punitive to ensure full adherence.
The ministry has increased the number of labour officers from 16 to 26.

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