Workers’ rights to be updated on Ascension, 85 years on

Workers and employers on Ascension Island could be given new protection under a planned law, similar to St Helena’s Employment Rights Ordinance. A public consultation is to be held on Ascension on the wording of the draft Workers Ordinance, reports The Islander website. It proposes new rights on written contracts and a disciplinary process, with protection from unfair […]

Women fight back as new law ‘fails to prevent discrimation’

Sex discrimination that would be illegal in the UK is commonplace on St Helena, according to the founder of a new group for women. Catherine Turner says the island’s new employment law will still allow demeaning treatment, including ordering women to wear short skirts. But lawyer Frank Wastell, the island’s Crown Counsel, said there was […]