Seychelles’ government to act against employers who don’t pay foreign workers

The Seychelles’ Department of Employment will be putting in place stricter measures to deter employers from breaking employment laws, said a top official.

The planned tightening of measures comes after six Bangladeshi employees of a security firm approached media houses to express their frustration as their employers had failed to pay them their wages.

The principal secretary for employment, Jules Baker, said there is a need to regulate how the recruitment of foreign workers is made to avoid such incidents.

“There is no control at the moment, meaning that recruitment can be made in any country through any agent or consultant. This is where the problem lies – you do not know what conditions were made,” he said.

Source: Seychelles News Agency