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Government of Barbados/ Inter-American Development Bank Loan Agreement 2739/OC-BA Skills for the Future Program- Digitization of the Labour Department

 

The Government of Barbados through the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has been granted a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank for the overall management and support of the Skills for the Future Program. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation now invites qualified Individual Consultant for the following consultancy:

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Published: Friday, 22nd April, 2016


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The Shops Act 2015-30

 

An Act to repeal and replace the Shops Act to make better provision with respect to the opening and closing  hours of shops, the terms and conditions under which persons are employed in shops and certain other businesses, and with respect to health and safety standards in shops and for related matters.

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Published: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016


The Employment Rights Act - 2012

 

This Act confers on employed persons, new employment rights.  Among the rights provided for is a right to a statutory minimum amount of notice of termination for both employers and employees.

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Published: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016


Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice

 

The Labour Department, continues to promote labour management cooperation with its Seminar Series entitled “Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice” by hosting two (2) half-day Seminars.

 

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Published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2016


National Conference On Entrepreneurship

 

As part of its Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy, the Ministry of Labour will host a National Conference on Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), from Tuesday, February, 2 to Wednesday, February, 3. 

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Published: Thursday, 28th January, 2016


Labour Department

 

An essay competition was conceptualized as a part of the Labour Department’s commemoration of 75 years of service to our nation in 2015. This competition was launched in both private and public schools at both the primary and secondary levels during September and October of the first term of the school year.

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Published: Friday, 22nd January, 2016


Exploring Career Options At National Showcase

 

Secondary school students from across the island got a glimpse of future career choices, when they attended the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors’ (BAGC) 11th National Careers Showcase.

Held recently at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, the showcase featured several display booths where students could interact with the facilitators and learn about the responsibilities and functions of each career.

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Published: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016


Draft Summary of the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356

 

The Labour Department has published a draft Summary of the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356. It is hoped that this  guide will  help employers and employees better understand the objectives of the Safety and Health at Work (SHAW) Act and their corresponding responsibilities. The guide is intended for the use of all who have an interest in safety, health and welfare. It seeks to assist in the day-to-day application of the Act by providing a simplified version of its provisions.

 

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Published: Tuesday, 15th December, 2015


Seminar - Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice

 

The Labour Department, continues to promote labour management cooperation with its Seminar Series entitled “Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice” by hosting two (2) half-day Seminars.

 

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Published: Wednesday, 9th September, 2015


Return To Queen

 

In the early 20th century Queen’s Park, Bridgetown was the site of many formative events in the evolution of social justice in Barbados.  The West Indian Royal Commission (Moyne Commission) held meetings in January 1939 in Queen’s Park to ascertain the cause of the 1937 “Labour Rebellion”.  The historic value of Queen’s Park as a venue for the labour movement and social justice was gracefully expressed by the Right Excellent Errol Barrow when he stated that one of his most profound formative political experiences was listening to Marcus Garvey address the people of Barbados in the Queen’s Park Steel Shed in October 1937.

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Published: Monday, 17th August, 2015


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


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2014

male

Male

female

Female

total

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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