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Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (Labour Department) Frequently Asked Questions Safe Ash Clean Up After the recent ash fall from the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, persons across Barbados are engaged in removing accumulated ash from roofs, gutters, windows, and exterior walls.  These tasks usually involve working at heights which can be dangerous....
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Safe Day) is celebrated annually on 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work theme for 2021 as set by the International Labour Organization is Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises and invest now in resilient OHS...
The Commonwealth of Learning in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, invites eligible Barbadian citizens to apply for the COL Udemy Skills Online for Work Udemy initiative. The aim of the scholarship is to close the skills gap for in-demand and high-demand jobs in fifteen, participating Commonwealth Nations. COL aims to support the efforts of...
Everyday in various workplaces, there are dedicated women leaders blazing a trail of continuous improvement in occupational safety and health. Today, the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations celebrate International Women's Day 2021 by recognizing a small group of those fearless leaders. Continue to work and stay safe as...
MESSAGE BY THE HONOURABLE COLIN E. JORDAN M.P. MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP RELATIONS TO MARK WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FEBRUARY 20, 2021   Today, Barbados joins with countries around the globe to observe World Day of Social Justice, a day which was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on November 26, 2007 to be celebrated on February 20th each year. ...
The public is advised that, under the Minimum Wage Act 2017-4, it is the intention of the Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations to introduce (1) a national minimum wage and (2) a Sectoral Minimum Wage in Barbados with effect from April 1, 2021. The public is advised that the proposed Minimum Wage Order may be obtained from here...
The Labour Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, 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...
Interested in starting your own business?  The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) wishes to invite you to an exciting webinar which focuses on entrepreneurship.  The webinar which is titled ‘From Idea to Enterprise – Entrepreneurship During COVID and Beyond’ seeks to promote entrepreneurship during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute...
In light of the continued global impact of COVID-19, we are pleased to extend the course enrollment period by one month—meaning you now have until December 14, 2020 to register.  You will still have until February 14, 2021 to complete your courses. Choose from over 4,000 courses, Guided Projects, Specializations, and Professional Certificates and continue to build in-demand career expertise...
Please join us at the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, in celebrating Ms. Chantal Ollivierre's achievement in completing the Certificate in Covid-19 Contact Tracing with Johns Hopkins University, under the Commonwealth of Learning - Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme.