Opposition Leader makes proposal to solve issues of employees affected by closure of Caribbean Call Centre
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, is proposing that provisions be made through the National Employment Program (NEP) to pay employees affected by the closure of the Caribbean Call Centre.
The centre shut down abruptly last week, stating that the U.S based company in which it had entered contractual agreements with, had failed to meet its financial obligations to the them resulting in they not being to meet their obligations to their employees and service providers.
The employees have complained that they have not received payments due to them since April.
Linton suggest that the Government make these monies owed available to the employees through the NEP and then pursue the administrators of the Caribbean Call Centre to recover those funds.
The Caribbean Call Centre was opened at the initiative of former employee Mrs Helene Castran of Petite Savanne to provide employment and business opportunities for her fellow Dominicans. The business was funded externally at a cost of 50,000.00 Euros and entered into contractual relations with a United States based group as its sole customer.
According to reports, the Invest Dominica Authority, facilitated the company in starting up operations here.
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