barbados flagBARBADOS
Govern Ment of Barbados Ministry of Labour

  • Saturday August 19, 2017 07:24:24 am
users Additional Features
Tip of the day

See information on "labour laws", "health and safety" regulations in the workplace and more.

Welcome To the Barbados Labour Market Information Site.
print friendly e-mail this page

Featured Labour News.

Occupational Safety and Health Week - A Rousing Success


OSH Week 2017 was held during July 2 - 8 2017. The week began with a church service at the Bethel Pentecostal Church at Drax Hall where the Pastor and congregation warmly welcomed the staff and guests of the Labour Department. 

  (Read More)
Published: Monday, 17th July, 2017

Showing Results 41 to 50 of 165 ordered by Date | Order by Title

<<   Previous  1 2 3 4 5  Next  >>

Employees Must Know Their Role In Productivity


Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo encouraged workers to know – and embrace – their role in productivity, during a panel discussion hosted by the Productivity Council at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, yesterday.

Addressing the event’s theme Consulting Workers Towards Improving Employee Productivity in Barbados, the Labour Minister stressed that “Each of us does not have to take on the challenge of rebuilding the whole economy, but the task that is assigned to you, accept that responsibility and do it to the best of your ability.”

  (Read More)

Published: Monday, 10th February, 2014

Labour Department Hosts 6th Annual HIV Awareness Competition


Representatives from both public and private sector agencies will put their knowledge of HIV to the test next week, when the Labour Department hosts its 6th Annual HIV Awareness Competition.

  (Read More)

Published: Monday, 3rd February, 2014

HRD Strategy To Be Promoted At Career Showcase


The Ministry of Labour will take another step towards meeting the goals laid out in the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy, through its participation in the Guidance Counsellors’ 9th Annual Career Showcase next week.

  (Read More)

Published: Sunday, 5th January, 2014

TECVOC Skills More Than 'Fallback' Option


Technical and vocational (TECVOC) skills are more than a ‘fallback’ option, they are valuable professions.


This was the sentiment shared this morning by those delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the C. Lomer Alleyne Annex, located at the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Sayes Court site.

  (Read More)

Published: Saturday, 4th January, 2014

HIV Awareness Speech Competition


Getting to ZERO: The HIV Fight Is Not Over!

All Private and Public Sector Employees Are Invited.


Speech Topic: Workplace policies addressing HIV and AIDS will improve the acceptance of people living with HIV at work.

  (Read More)

Published: Thursday, 19th December, 2013

Labour Department


With the Christmas season now in high gear, the Labour Department is reminding employers and employees of some of the rules related to working overtime.


Many shops will be open for extended hours during the festive period and while employees may be expected to work longer hours, persons are reminded that overtime is not compulsory.

  (Read More)

Published: Tuesday, 17th December, 2013

Safety And Health Reminders


The Occupational Safety and Health Section of the Labour Department is reminding employers and employees of some of the requirements of the Safety and Health at Work (SHaW) Act, which was passed in January this year.


Under the Accidents and Occupational Disease (Notification) Act, Cap 338, all employers are reminded that they must notify the Chief Labour Officer forthwith of every accident arising out of and during the course of employment which results in the injured being away from their normal duties for more than three days.

  (Read More)

Published: Thursday, 12th December, 2013

Byer Suckoo Says Prevention Better Than Cure


The current economic crisis should not be used as an excuse to neglect occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.


This is the view of Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who stressed that greater emphasis should be placed on reducing the risks of both physical and psychological workplace hazards.

  (Read More)

Published: Friday, 1st November, 2013

Guidelines for the Agricultural Sector


The Labour Department has released Guidelines for the Agricultural Sector. These guidelines can be used by agricultural enterprises who wish to develop a safety and health policy in compliance with the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356. It is hoped that these guidelines will provide the impetus for the improvement of safety and health practices in this sector.

  (Read More)

Published: Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

HRD Strategy Can Be A Road To Recovery


If Barbados is to successfully navigate the challenges of the global crisis then Government’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy must be regarded as a catalyst for economic recovery.

  (Read More)

Published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013

<<   Previous  1 2 3 4 5  Next  >>
Showing Results 41 to 50 of 165

Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market









Adult Population (000’s) 105.7 115.7 221.4
Labour Force (000’s) 74.5 72.7 147.2
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 67.5 65.4 132.9
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 70.4 62.9 66.5
General Unemployment Rate (%) 9.3 10.1 9.7
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 27.5 31.8 29.5




Jobseeker or Employer

RegisterReset Password

Join Our Mailing List:


News Scroller

HIV/AIDS in the workplace












3rd Floor West, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados | Tel: (246) 535-1400 | Fax: (246) 535-1573 | E-Mail: