December 14, 2018
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Employers have been told by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, to allow more freedom of expression in the workplace. The call came today as he addressed a seminar on Labour and Employment Relations, at the Labour Department, on the 2nd Floor Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, that served to inform employers on a number of relevant...
Better relations with government entities and providing more timely information were requests made by representatives of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) when they met recently with Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. General Secretary, Roslyn Smith, said quarterly meetings were a customary part of the arrangement with the Ministry of Civil Service, Personnel Administration Division and the Ministry of Health...
The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector, that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general operations and overtime periods this Christmas season. In December, businesses classified as shops under the Shops Act, are usually open for extended periods of time. Shop owners are therefore reminded that while co-operation regarding their overtime...
Third sector organizations, also known as not-for-profits, charities, social enterprises, voluntary, self-help groups and faith-based organizations are important in helping Government achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, expressed this view as he addressed the Civil Society and Government Dialogue on Creating an Enabling Policy and Legislative Environment for NGOs Meeting, hosted by the Caribbean...
The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Services (BECCS) is currently facilitating persons seeking employment with Ross University School of Medicine, scheduled to open at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, in January 2019. Recruiters from Ross University School of Medicine will be on the island during the week of November 5 to 9, to conduct interviews. In accordance with the agreement with Government to...
A clarion call has gone out to this island’s employers to complete their workplace policy statement on sexual harassment, without undue delay. It came last Friday as Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, addressed the launch of two publications related to the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act, 2017. The event at the 3Ws Oval, The University of the West...
The show of support by the Social Partners at last Friday’s launch of two publications with respect to the island’s Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act, 2017, did not go unnoticed by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. Addressing the event at the 3Ws Oval, The University of the West of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, the Minister...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is keen on learning about employers’ experiences since the implementation of the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act, 2017. This was emphasized today by Labour Minister, Colin Jordan as he addressed the launch of two publications to support the Act, at the 3Ws Oval, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The event...
Rethinking HR is not a new phenomenon, but remains a critical topic, especially at this time of our country’s juncture, says Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. The Minister was addressing the official opening of the 20th Annual Conference of the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB) Inc. yesterday at Radisson Aquatica Resort. The event was held under...
The work being done by the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB) Inc. has come in for praise by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. Addressing the official opening of the HRMAB’s 20th Annual Conference yesterday at Radisson Aquatica Resort, Minister Jordan commended the organization for its commitment to hosting the conferences over the years. “Important decisions must be...