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OSH Week 2015: July 5 - 10, 2015
Promoting Justice in Employment - Building a Culture of Safety

 

The Labour Department in association with the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will be hosting Occupational Safety and Health Week 2015 from July 5 -10, 2015. During the week there will be a series of free seminars at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa Hastings, Christ Church under the theme “Promoting Justice in Employment: Building a Culture of Safety. Persons interested in attending the seminars must pre-register with the Labour Department by June 19, 2015. Registration can be done by telephone at 310-1523/24; fax 424-2589; or email:labour@labour.gov.bb.

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Published: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015


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Minister Byer Tours Aquafarm

 

After four days of interactive training in fish farming and aquaponics at Adam’s Aquafarm, 20 young people between the ages of 18 and 34 are now fully equipped to work within this developing field.

This is just one segment of the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Labour’s Agri-preneurship Incubator Programme which falls under the latter’s Human Resource Development Scheme.

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Published: Tuesday, 21st July, 2015


Agricultural Sector Needs More Young People

 

A Government official believes it is “imperative” to encourage young people to work in the agricultural sector.

This is the view of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Esworth Reid, who was speaking during the launch of the Ministry’s Youth Agri-preneurship Incubator programme, today at Almond Bay, in Hastings, Christ Church.

 

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Published: Monday, 8th June, 2015


STEM Programmes A Necessity In Barbados

 

Building economic power around Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) employment and education programmes is one way for Barbados to advance economically and socially.

This was the focus of a four-day consultancy hosted recently by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development as part of its Human Resource Development Strategy.

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Published: Thursday, 4th June, 2015


Prominent Personages Involved with Series of Symposia on National Heroes of Labour

 

The Labour Department as part of its 75th Anniversary activity is hosting a series of three symposia in collaboration with the Barbados Workers’ Union in celebration of the life and work of six (6) of Barbados’ National Heroes recognized as National Heroes of Labour.

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Published: Wednesday, 15th April, 2015


BCC Students Learn About Hydroponics In NJ

 

In a country the size of Barbados, where the scarcity of land remains a topical issue, it is no surprise that the agricultural technique of hydroponics has been growing in popularity. 

Simply put, hydroponics is the art of growing plants without soil by using various techniques. 

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Published: Wednesday, 11th March, 2015


Students Ready For The World Of Work

 

Over 200 students are now better equipped to enter the workforce, thanks to the World of Work (WoW) Internship Programme. 

Sponsored by the Ministry of Labour under its Human Resource Development Strategy, the programme targets students from secondary schools, the University of the West Indies, and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, as well as persons with special needs.

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Published: Tuesday, 10th March, 2015


100 gain KM training

 

SOME 100 REPRESENTATIVES from public and private sector organisations in Barbados underwent sensitisation and certified training in knowledge management (KM) under the guidance of Douglas Weidner, of the KM Institute, a global leader in KM Certification and Training during a workshop held last week. 

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Published: Thursday, 5th March, 2015


Labour Seminars

 

Please be informed that the Labour Department in continuing its outreach programme will be hosting Labour Seminars to discuss ‘Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice’ on March 24th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael.

 

 

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Published: Wednesday, 28th January, 2015


Call For Papers

 

As part of the celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Labour Department, in collaboration with stakeholders, will be hosting a series of symposia on the life and work of six (6) of Barbados’ National Heroes identified as National Heroes of Labour.

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Published: Tuesday, 20th January, 2015


Labour Department Celebrating 75 Years

 

From universal adult suffrage, to the establishment of a full ministerial government and the active labour movement which has characterised this country, Barbadians must be cognisant of the significant role which the Labour Department has played in the reform and transformation of Barbados over the past 75 years.

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Published: Tuesday, 20th January, 2015


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2014

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Male

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Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.3 116.4 222.7
Labour Force (000’s) 72.0 70.3 142.3
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.5 61.3 124.8
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 67.7 60.4 63.9
General Unemployment Rate (%) 11.8 12.8 12.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 28.9 39.2 33.7

 

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3rd Floor West, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados | Tel: (246) 310-1400 | Fax: (246) 425-0266 | E-Mail: mol@labour.gov.bb