Social Protection ministry has no plan to exclude single mothers from any sector

-Ally

Minister of Social Protection Amna Ally has moved to distance herself from the controversial plan by her junior minister Keith Scott to bar security companies from using single mothers on night shifts.

A statement that was issued by her office on Monday in response to Scott’s plan said that while the ministry remains open to practical options that would provide flexibility for working single mothers, it would not adopt measures or policies that would “contribute or impede single parent women being hired in all sectors.”

It is the second statement from the government that contradicts Scott’s plans. Minister of State Joseph Harmon last Thursday announced that the government had not approved any policy to prevent single mothers from working night shifts at guard services.

Ally’s statement made it ….

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