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Ministry

Ministry of Labour and Social Security

Head Minister Email: karl.samuda@mlss.gov.jm
  • State Minister: The Hon. Zavia Mayne, MP | zavia.mayne@mlss.gov.jm
  • Permanent Secretary: Mrs. Colette K. Roberts Risden | mlssps@mlss.gov.jm
  • Website: http://www.mlss.gov.jm/
  • Ministry Email: prunit@mlss.gov.jm
  • Address and Contact:

    Labour Division
    1F North Street
    Kingston
    Tel: 876-922-9500-14
    Fax: 876-922-6902/3183

    Social Security Division
    14 National Heroes Circle
    Kingston 4
    Tel: 876-922-8000-13
    Toll Free: 888-991-2089
    Fax: 876-922-6902, 924-9639

The vision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is to contribute to national development through the provision of efficient and effective labour and social security services within the context of a globalised economy.

The ministry is also mandated to promote a stable industrial climate through tripartite dialogue; ensure the highest standards of occupational safety and health at the workplace; facilitate increased access to employment and effectively manage social protection programmes including those for groups with special needs such as households below the poverty line, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Our Vision
To be the premiere Ministry contributing to national development through the provision of efficient and effective labour and social security services within the context of a globalized economy.

Our Mandate
-Provide effective social protection and promote social inclusion
-Promote a stable industrial relations climate
-Promote productivity growth
-Ensure safety and health of workers
-Maintain an effective and efficient labour market

Our Mission
To promote a responsive labour market and deliver effective social protection programmes for the vulnerable in an efficient manner while promoting a national culture of productivity within the decent work agenda.

Core Values
Integrity, Client Focused, Responsiveness, Results Oriented, Efficiency, Accountability, Transparency, Excellence (ICRREATE)

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