Regular Work To Begin June One But Employer’s Say “Not Ready”


Most members of the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) has expressed that they will not be ready for the June 1 return of employees to the workplace as the Prime Minister announced earlier this week.

According to the JEF President David Wan, employers are not yet able/equipped to have fully comply with the Health Ministry’s guidelines set out for the reopening of business in house operations.

The guidelines include the setup of hand sanitization stations, allowing some workers to continue working from home – depending on their job function among others.

Wan, noted that businesses are willing to accommodate workers who have children at home by allowing them to “continue working remotely, wherever possible, until school resumes.” 

These were comments he made that the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) included in a media release issued Thursday, May 28.


Shannon-Dale Reid 


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