May 19, 2019
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The Ministry wishes to draw your attention to the list of public holidays for the year 2019, where April 28 was listed as National Heroes Day. You are kindly asked to note that Monday, April 29th will be a public holiday in accordance with the First Schedule of the Public Holidays Act, which states that "where in any year the...
Unemployed persons seeking work, especially youth, are being encouraged to attend the upcoming workshops which will be conducted by the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS). Persons may choose to attend any of the workshops, which will be held on Monday, March 4; Tuesday, March 5; and Wednesday, March 6. The workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m....
Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, will tour Oran Ltd, Harbour Road, St. Michael, on Monday February 25. However, prior to the tour, Minister Jordan will host a press conference at 10:45 a.m. The visit will see the Labour Minister engaging with management and staff of Oran and learning about their experiences, achievements, aspirations, challenges and expectations. Officials from...
The deadline for the G.I.V.E. School Competition, being hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, has now been extended to Friday, March 8. Additionally, the Instagram challenge has been slightly adjusted, with students now required to post their entries to #givesuccess246. The G.I.V.E. School Competition started on Monday, January 28, and targets primary and secondary school students. G.I.V.E. is an acronym...
Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including those living with HIV and other life threatening illnesses. We are planning to mark this significant initiative by collaborating with the Barbados Defence Force to host a ‘Walk for HIV Awareness’. The walk is scheduled to...
The development of a new three-year Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy by Government will be high on the agenda next week when the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations hosts a consultative workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 21, in the Main Conference Room, New Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill,...
In its effort to continue promoting a greater degree of labour-management cooperation, the Labour Department will host a seminar to discuss Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations (IR) Best Practice. The seminar will be conducted on Wednesday, March 20, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael, from 9.00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Emphasis will be placed on Sexual Harassment, Holidays with Pay,...
Retrenched workers from the public service, as well as unemployed persons in search of jobs, stand to benefit from the next series of workshops to be conducted by the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS). Sessions for retrenched persons will be conducted on Monday, February 11, Tuesday, February 12, and Wednesday, February 13. Persons who are unemployed and seeking...
The public is asked to note that the main telephone number 535-1500 at the Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is currently out of service. Persons are further advised that they may call the Department at 535-1534, or 535-1562. They may also email the office at [email protected] The Labour Department regrets any inconvenience caused.
The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) will be facilitating interviews for nurses next month, which will be undertaken by recruiters from WE Solutions, a recruiting company out of the United Kingdom (UK). WE Solutions is a registered sponsor, licensed through the UK Home Office to sponsor workers under the Tier 2 – General Work Visa. BECCS has advised that...