Minister of Labor Manzoor Nadir of Guyana

Guyanas consideration for the wellbeing of children, Minister Nadir said stemmed from governments principle that children must be given the best opportunity to develop into adults who are able to provide for themselves and families.
The umbrella body, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is alarmed over a new law proposed for the recognition of unions, calling it a part of a “clandestine” attempt by government to destabilise the labour movement.
Nadir said the safety officers have new gear that will easily distinguish them on the site, unlike in past years when they looked like customers or employees when visiting worksites.
Nadir: Workers must act if union leaders not serving their best interests Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir is calling on.
Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir said it's time these agencies, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) leave more of the work to the authorities in Guyana.
Mr Nadir said at times government agreed on projects only to find at the end that the wishes of the international bureaucrats were advanced more than the needs of Guyanese.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, August 27, 2008 - Guyana's Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir is expected to arbitrate in a wage dispute between the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) that has resulted in another set of industrial action.
Minister Nadir said that if the dispute continues, it is "likely to be gravely injurious to the national interest and as such, under the Labour Act, compulsory arbitration will be imposed.
Manzoor Nadir has urged Guyanese to join efforts towards the development of the country and not destroy it.
Manzoor Nadir has pledged his ministrys and the governments support for the staging of Linden Town Week activities, from April 22 to May 1.
Nadir was in Linden at the time and discussed the venture with Regional Chairman of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), Mr.
Nadir said his ministry immediately signed on to the concept after hearing that the Town Week was replacing the Town Day.
Nadir said a GuyExpo pavilion will be set up as part of the Town Week and would cost close to half a million dollars.
Nadir said the bed and breakfast aspect of hosting foreigners will serve not only for the Town Week but World Cup Cricket next year when Lindeners can again open up their homes and hotels to visitors.
Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir has announced that Cabinet has given the go ahead to review the working hours and the operations of workers in certain industries so as to allow for more productivity in keeping up with global competition.
Speaking on the National Communications Networks programme Close Up, Minister Nadir said If we are going to be a globally competitive country in terms of goods and services, we have to allow 24-hour operations of some businesses, for example, call centres cannot shut down Some factories cannot only operate for eight hour shifts; that is only one-third capacity If a factory is going to work we have to ensure we work for 24 hours.
Nadir said Cabinet at a meeting yesterday discussed the impact on the national economy by the rising acquisition cost of fuel, and the President instructed that the Finance Ministry reduce the consumption tax on the commodity.
Touching on the issue of bus fares, Nadir praised bus operators for their cooperation in ironing out fare structures in an amicable manner, stating that the matter has been resolved for buses plying Essequibo, West Demerara and Berbice.
As regards buses which ply the short routes-40, 41 and 45, Nadir said the recommended increase is $10, but the operators of that route are throwing a red herring of a problem with having to deal with coins in proving change to commuters.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir said he will refer the deadlocked wage negotiations between the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) to “compulsory arbitration.
A statement from the Ministry of Labour said that Nadir has asked the Chief Labour Occupational and Safety Officer, Mohammed Akeel, to notify GAWU and GUYSUCO of the decision.
This is more or less what Minister Nadir was speaking about.
Guyana plans to sue Chinese timber company Jailing Forest Industries for failing to properly report the death of a Malaysian man in their employ, Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir said Friday.
Nadir said the advisories could hurt the former British colony's goal of increasing tourist arrivals by 20 per cent to 150,000 this year.
Minister Nadir said while 1000 persons did not graduate out of the programme for 2008, 1010 persons were placed in work environment.
Nadir says Hep Joi Kan died after a tree fell on him.
in the remote Amazon jungle and not focus just on urban areas.
Labor Minister Manzoor Nadir said the government has ordered an end to the strike by about 17,000 workers, which he said could be "gravely injurious to the national interest" if it continued.
But Nadir said Guyana has lost about $4 million in export earnings from the strike that began sporadically about two weeks ago but spread through the industry on Tuesday.
Nadir said there were 200,000 Guyanese in Canada alone, which is why Universal Airlines and Air Canada are expanding or starting flights here from Canada.
Labour Minister, Manzoor Nadir said that the virus affects the most productive part of the workforce.
Manzoor Nadir says Jaling Forest Industries Inc.
Nadir says the company could face a $300 fine and that he will seek to toughen laws regarding worker deaths and injuries.