The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) says it is concerned that the gains which workers have achieved to establish their right and dignity through labor laws and collective agreements are being eroded.
In a Labor Day message, the UWP says those rights are being “gradually and systematically taken away by those who consciously lure the workers into a culture of dependence, rather than creating the enabling environment for gainful employment, productivity and personal development”.
The opposition party says it believes one way of halting that trend is for all Trade Unions in Dominica to unite and form a Trades Union Congress to preserve the workers rights and to give effective representation.
“This in our view is absolutely necessary to ride the raging tide of globalization and the marginalization of the workers in this age of technological advancement,” the UWP statement says.
The party says integration of the Caribbean and the islands of the OECS begin with the people of the region and their democratic organizations, and it is imperative that “we unite to bring positive change to our working environment and to our quality of life”.
May Day (Labor Day) is being observed in Dominica on May 7.