October 16, 2019
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An insight into the newly-formed Social Justice Committee is what Resident Coordinator with the United Nations (UN) system in Barbados and the OECS, Didier Trebucq, received when he met recently with Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, at the Warren’s Office Complex. Mr. Trebucq, in applauding the initiative, said he was “truly impressed” and wanted to learn...
The provision of decent employment continues to be high on the agenda of Government. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership, Colin Jordan, reiterated this on Thursday, as he addressed the start of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados’ (CTUSAB) Midterm delegates’ Conference at the 3Ws Pavilion, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill, St. Michael.  While stating earlier that...
While Government appreciates the role of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), it is eager to see unity among the labour movement. This was emphatically stated today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the start of CTUSAB’s Mid-term Delegates’ Conference at the 3Ws Pavilion, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill,...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations has organized three focus groups' meetings which are to be chaired by the Minister. The purpose of the meetings is to build awareness of the Government's plan to provide valuable work experience for the youth. This will be achieved through a programme called Job Start Plus part of the National First Jobs...
Employers must uphold their statutory duty of assessing risks in the workplace, regardless of the hazards present. This was a key message sent today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed participants at the start of a seminar to mark Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week 2019. The two-day event, at the Accra Beach Hotel,...
Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, believes the future of work in Barbados will present both challenges and opportunities. He made this clear to members of the Barbados Association of Office Professionals (BAOP) last Saturday as he spoke on the topic: The Future of Work: A Barbados Perspective, at Radisson Aquatica Resort, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael. Minister Jordan was...
“The future of work is bright!”  says Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. This was his emphatic conclusion, last Saturday, as he wrapped up a presentation on The Future of Work: A Barbados Perspective to members of the Barbados Association of Office Professionals (BAOP), at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael. The occasion was the BAOP’s 45th Anniversary...
Advancements in technology, skills, and work methods are bringing with them an increasing awareness of the possible psychosocial hazards that can arise in the work place. This was pointed out today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the start of a seminar on Emerging Issues in Health and Safety, hosted by Regal Development Solutions,...
Developing and inculcating appropriate standards of behaviours and positive work ethics should start from as early as childhood, when children “are still pliable”. This view was shared last Friday by Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Alyson Forte, during the G.I.V.E. School’s Competition Award Ceremony, at Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael. Stressing that instilling...
A relationship built on public trust and consultation is critical to the success of any programme created for the economic recovery of Barbados. This was the advice of former Prime Minister of Ireland, Mr. Enda Kenny, as he addressed a special meeting of the Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, this morning.   Accompanying Kenny was former Irish Minister...