July 12, 2024
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MINISTRY & STARTWISE COLLABORATING ON WORKSHOP FOR REMOTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES As part of a recruitment drive to provide opportunities for Barbadians to work remotely, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector will host a workshop next week. It will be held on Tuesday December 5, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A collaborative...
The Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector is reminding entities operating under the provisions of the Shops Act, 2015 that Independence Day and Christmas Day are two of the four closed days stipulated by the Act. The other closed days are Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Section 4 of the Shops Act permits the occupier of a shop to apply to...
OVERVIEW OF JOB START TOURISM The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector in collaboration with the Barbados Hotel Tourism Authority introduce Job Start Tourism, a work experience program for persons 16-24 years who are not currently employed or enrolled in education and training. *** Please note that JOB START TOURISM will involve skills training, career planning and placements which...
The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector is advising all employers, employees and their representatives that amendments have been made to the Safety and Health at Work (Workstation) Regulations, 2022. The Safety and Health at Work (Workstation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023 were recently published in the Official Gazette VOL. CLVIII No. 88, on August 28, 2023. The Safety and Health at Work...
You are invited to the launch event of the Brazil/OAS 2024 Undergraduate Scholarship Program for CARICOM to take place on June 21 at 9:00 AM (EST – Washington, DC time) via Zoom. Register to the event here!   We encourage all CARICOM nationals interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in Brazil in areas such as Business Administration, Finance, Environmental Studies, and...
Message from Minister of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector, Colin E. Jordan, M.P., for World Day Against Child Labour – 12th June, 2023. Theme – “Social Justice for All. End Child Labour”. Today, Barbados stands in solidarity with all right-thinking people across the globe to observe World Day Against Child Labour. The elimination of child labour is a commitment made...

OSH Week 2023

The Labour Department, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector, will host Occupational Safety and Health Week 2023 from June 25 - 30, 2023.  A series of free seminars will be held at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church under the theme “Safety and Health - A Fundamental Principle and Right at Work”. Pre-registration for the seminars...
The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Third Sector is advising all employers, employees, and their representatives that two new Regulations and an Order to the Safety and Health at Work Act (SHAW Act) have now been made. The Safety and Health at Work (Refusal of Dangerous Tasks) Regulations, 2023; Safety and Health at Work (Forms) Regulations, 2023, and the...
  Interested persons may register online by clicking here.
WHAT IS ERGONOMICS? Ergonomics is a discipline aimed at maximizing workers’ safety and comfort by matching the requirements of their work and workplace to their capabilities. The word ergonomics is derived from the Greek language and when translated literally the term means the study-measurement-organisation of work. Ergonomics is an interdisciplinary science calling on knowledge and techniques from a wide...