July 14, 2009

Immigrant workers most vulnerable to displacement

Reprinted from Stabroek News

-Commonwealth Parliamentary Association finds
As regional governments seek to prevent social security collapse in the wake of the global economic downturn, immigrant workers are emerging among the groups most vulnerable to displacement.

This was among the findings reported yesterday during the working sessions of the 34th Annual Regional Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), which was told that upholding parliamentary democracy remains crucial to confronting the challenges created by the financial crisis.Working sessions began yesterday at the Guyana International Conference Centre, at Liliendaal. Among the topics discussed were the “Global Economic Crisis and its Consequences for the Region,” “Dealing with the Social Impact of the Economic Crisis,” “Priorities for Spending for Caribbean Governments” and the “Environment and Climate Change.” Read full article here

July 14th, 2009

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