Call to block NIS move

Government should be doing more to go after delinquent employers who refuse to contribute to the National Insurance Fund.

They should also “repay” the billions of dollars lost during the 2018 debt restructuring.

Outspoken general secretary of the Unity Workers Union (UWU), Caswell Franklyn, shared those views yesterday after he led hundreds of people through the streets of Bridgetown as they protested against the National Insurance And Social Security (Amendment) Bill 2023.

“Hundreds of people do not pay in the National Insurance contributions they have collected. Some employers take it out of the salaries but don’t pay it in. National Insurance has judgments against them in the court. I would like to see those judgments enforced.

“You would be surprised to see who is on that list and I suspect that is the reason why it is not being enforced because of who is on the list. That would bring back millions to National Insurance. . .” (TG)

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