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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...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations awarded students for their excellence in the GIVE School’s Poster Competition in a ceremony held at the Amphitheatre, 1st Floor, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael on Friday. The winners of this year’s competition were Lawrence T. Gay Memorial Primary School who placed 1st with the entry from Aider Hinds, 2nd with...
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Alyson Forte, believes that “if children are trained up in the way they should go, when they are old, they will not depart from it” is applicable to the world of work. He emphasized this today at the start of the ministry’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategic Planning workshop, at...
GENEVA (ILO News) – The Centenary Conference of the International Labour Organization  (ILO) ended on Friday with the adoption of an unprecedented Convention and accompanying Recommendation  to combat violence and harassment in the world of work, as well as a Declaration charting the way towards a human-centred future of work. The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, 2019, is...
    Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley addresses the International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Today, June 12th 2019, Barbados and the international community observes World Day Against Child Labour under the theme ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!’ The International Labour Organisation (ILO) defines child labour as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. Research conducted by the ILO...