Senate Postpones Debate On Tourism Workers’ Pension Bill


The Senate has postponed until next week debate on the tourism workers’ pension bill which seeks to establish a defined contribution pension scheme for workers in the tourism industry.

The Bill was piloted by acting-Government Senate Leader, Pearnel Charles Jr.

Minister Charles Junior says the pension scheme will be the largest single pension plan in Jamaica and is a landmark development for the country’s workforce.

Pearnel Charles Junior, Acting Government Senate Leader, addressing the Upper House today.

The bill was approved in the House of Representatives last week.

In the meantime…Opposition Senator, Damion Crawford, is calling for more people to be allowed to benefit from the tourism pension bill.

Damion Crawford, Opposition Senator and former State Minister of Tourism.

Meanwhile…Government Senator, Don Wehby, responded to Mr. Crawford.

Don Wehby, Government Senator.

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