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Occupational Safety and Health Week 2017

 

The Labour Department will be hosting Occupational Safety and Health Week 2017 from July 2 - 8, 2017.

 

During July 3 - 5 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily,  there will be a number of free seminars at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Hastings, Christ Church under the theme “Safe Workplaces are Productive Workplaces”. Topics include Violence at Work; OSH as a Competitive Advantage; Factors Affecting Productivity in the Workplace; Risk Assessment for Vulnerable Groups and Drug Testing in the Workplace; Indoor Air Quality.

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Published: Wednesday, 31st May, 2017


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013


Barbados Working To Improve Reporting Mechanism

 

Barbados has encountered some challenges in its reporting processes to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). However, every effort is being made to rectify this problem as soon as possible.

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Published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2015

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Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.1 116.1 222.2
Labour Force (000’s) 72.9 71.6 144.6
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.9 64.3 128.2
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 68.7 61.7 65.1
General Unemployment Rate (%) 12.3 10.3 11.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 31.6 32.7 32.1

 

 PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW SNAPSHOTS FOR PREVIOUS YEARS.




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