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Flexi work week by year-end, Kellier insists

Thursday, June 06, 2013 | 12:29 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier has said that while there might be some amount of "disquiet", amendments to legislation to facilitate the introduction of flexi-week arrangements will be realised by the end of this calendar year.

"It is time for us to have those pieces of legislation adjusted so that legally those arrangements can be put in place, "Kellier told journalists at Thursday's post cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House in St Andrew.

Discussions on flexi work week arrangements have been ongoing for some 18 years. Both Houses of Parliament have already agreed on the policy for the implementation of the arrangement.

Flexi-time allows the worker and employer to arrange the traditional 40-hour work week as best suits their needs. Among the decisions reached is that the work day should be capped at a maximum 12 hours and that overtime should be earned after the worker has completed 40 hours.

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