846. This is the number of workers the Labour Ministry says it has on record as being retrenched for the period December 2015 to date, by companies in the private sector.
Labour Minister, Jennifer Baptiste Primus, elaborated on the issue in the Parliament this afternoon.
She said legally there is no requirement for employers to give formal notice of termination to each worker involved once the employer is retrenching less than five workers.
The former Public Services Association President also urged employers to explore all options before going the way of job cuts.
Mrs Baptiste Primus also outlined some of the companies that have decided to lay off workers and how they have been placed on the breadline.
Labour Minister, Jennifer Baptiste Primus.