May 19, 2019
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Social Partnership Committee

THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP

Currently, meetings of the full Social Partnership are held under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister.  The Sub-Committee, however, comprises three Ministers of Government, one of whom shall be the Chairman, the Head of the Civil Service, the Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service, the Chief Personnel Officer, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, the Permanent Secretary in the  Prime Minister’s Office, the Chief Labour Officer and an equal number of representatives of the Employers and the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados

The Sub-Committee meets at least once a month.  Its role is as follows:

  • Consultation on a range of matters drawn to the attention of the Sub-Committee of the Social Partners.
  • Monitoring the prices of goods and services and compensation.
  • Intervening in employment relation matters without trespassing on the traditional conciliation within the voluntary industrial relations system.
  • Monitoring the movement within the Retail Price Index.
  • Referring to the full Social Partnership, matters which might strengthen the Social Partnership, assist in national development and advance the social and economic progress of the country.

The Sub-Committee meets at least once a month.  Its role is as follows:

  • Consultation on a range of matters drawn to the attention of the Sub-Committee of the Social Partners.
  • Monitoring the prices of goods and services and compensation.
  • Intervening in employment relation matters without trespassing on the traditional conciliation within the voluntary industrial relations system.
  • Monitoring the movement within the Retail Price Index.
  • Referring to the full Social Partnership, matters which might strengthen the Social Partnership, assist in national development and advance the social and economic progress of the country.
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