Date of entry: June 14, 2012
Member of AICESIS
Achievements of the ESC
All advices can be downloaded from www.sersxm.org
- Preparing and recording Council meetings.
- Ensuring the implementation of decisions by the Council including conducting preparatory research, collecting data for the meetings, providing members with information, preparing minutes and taking care of the final editing of the advices.
- Maintaining a working relationship with, among others, government and its departments, Parliament, NGO’s and other elements of civil society.
- Maintaining ties with the Social Economic Councils within Dutch kingdom.
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Sparrow Road # 4, building 2 / Unit 4K - PHILLIPSBURG (SAINT MARTIN)
Date of creation
Nature of the texts that create the ESC (Constitution, law, decree, etc.)
Consultation and advisory
The Social Economic Council is an independent advisory body of country of Sint Maarten, established by law. Upon request or at its own initiative, the SER advises government on issues of social and economic policy. Thus, the SER provides a forum where consultation takes place among social and economic partners in order to ensure sound public policy. This consultation results in public advisory reports, supported by data, analyses, arguments and recommendations.
The advice government receives from the SER allows it to determine whether there is sufficient support among the various representative members for a particular policy initiative. Unanimous advice clearly indicates broad support, whereas minority opinions show government how opinions are divided among certain important sectors of society.
Bipartite plus (W, E and others)
Number of members : 9 permanent and 9 substitute members
Membership structure / Process of designating the members (election, nomination, by whom, etc.): The SER comprises three representatives of employers’ organizations, three representatives of employees’ organizations and three independent expert members. In appointing an independent expert in the SER, special attention is being paid to preserve a careful balance among the fields of expertise in the SER. Board members are appointed by decree on the request of the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten.
Each board member has a substitute. The Social Economic Council therefore consists of 9 board members and 9 substitute members.
Duration of the term: Board members are appointed by decree on the request of the Prime Minister for a term of three years. One of the nine board members serves as the Chair of the Council.
The board is assisted by the secretariat of the Social Economic Council. The board meets twice every month.
The secretariat consists of five staff members and is managed by the Secretary-General.
|Who convenes the ESC||
Upon request or at its own initiative
|Employment policy and labour market regulation|| |
Advice Short term labor contracts
|Health and Medical Policy|| |
Advice increase AOV amount and age
|Financial and Economic Policies|| |
Advice Stepping out the monetary union/ Dollarization
|Fiscal and Taxation Policies|| |
Advice Motor vehicle tax
Submitted its first advice “Emancipation day celebration for Sint Maarten” in December 2011
|Legal Affairs|| |
Advice Crime prevention