His Worship Pt Ubraj Narine along with Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore, Chief Councillor Oscar Clarke and Town Clerk (ag) Candace Nelson met with representatives of the National Insurance Scheme on its contributions on behalf of the staff of the Municipality yesterday.
His Worship expressed that he was pleased to update staff that their contributions are up to date with the institution as the Council continues to make payments.
Mayor Narine and the team also have engaged NIS on making payments on the behalf of staff where defaults occurred before the current Council. Some of these defaults date back to 1994.
Deputy Mayor and Chief Councillor Oscar Clarke indicated that the Council considered the meeting important and assured that backdated issues are corrected in the shortest possible time given the resources of the Council.
Town Clerk (ag) Candace Nelson stated that the Council and its administrative arm prioritize the issues of staff welfare as such ensuring NIS contributions are current is necessary as the Council does its part to ensure staff members enjoy the benefits of their service to the citizens of Georgetown.
The Council and officials of the National Insurance Scheme commit to working together and fostering a closer relationship for the benefit of workers.