There is a call for attention to be placed on the social fall out from workers being retrenched. The point was indicated by former worker of Arcelor Mittal Point Lisas, Wayne Roberts.
He was speaking on the Power Breakfast Programme on Power 102.1fm today.
Last week Friday the multi-national company decided to close its operations in Trinidad.
It explained that despite efforts to avoid the closure of the iron and steel facility it has been under severe financial distress since the second half of 2015.
However, Mr. Roberts said firms should take into account the social implications of job cuts.
Former worker of Arcelor Mittal Point Lisas, Wayne Roberts.
Government now has in place a ten point plan to help retrenched workers. The concept is aimed at empowering employees.
Labour Minister, Jennifer Baptiste Primus, made the revelation while speaking on the Power Breakfast Programme on Power 102.1fm today.
Over 1,000 workers have been laid off in the private sector. However, the ruling administration has assured that all will be done to avoid job cuts in the public sector.
Minister Baptiste Primus said there are avenues that can be explored that will ensure that former workers can again be contributors to the national economy.
Mrs Baptiste Primus added that discussions have also been held with the financial agencies to give consideration to a grace period for persons who have been laid off to honor their monetary obligations.
Labour Minister, Jennifer Baptiste Primus