October 26, 2020
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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.  
Some 3,000 people among the 30,000 Barbadians out of a job in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Government job cuts and long-term economic decline, have signed up for free online learning to build skills for new employment. By midday, just over 2,300 people were enrolled in various courses as the Ministry of Labour launched the Commonwealth of Learning/Coursera Workforce...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has partnered to offer persons who have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 with FREE online training through the Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme. The Coursera website provides participants access to over 4000 courses and 400 specializations covering a wide range of topics from over...
United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS, Didier Trebucq, has described Government’s Employability Project, launched on Wednesday via Zoom, as both timely and relevant. Noting that it ‘is exactly what is needed now’, he congratulated the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations on the initiative that he also regarded as...
Government’s Employability Project fits well within the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) policy framework, says ILO Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Claudia Coenjaerts. Addressing the launch of the Employability Project, on Wednesday, Ms. Coenjaerts pointed out that the ILO policy framework to tackle the COVID-19 crisis was based on international labour standards and aligned with the United...
Workers, businesses, and organisations must be equipped to take advantage of opportunities when Barbados emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, emphasised this today as he addressed the launch of Government’s Employability Project at the Warrens Office Complex, which was streamed on the Zoom platform. Speaking on the new initiative that is supported by...
“Register and participate” were the words of encouragement by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Dr. Karen Best, to those with an interest in accessing a series of courses under Government’s newly-launched Employability Project. Addressing the launch of the project at the Warrens Office Complex, and streamed on the Zoom platform today, Dr. Best stressed that...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) has partnered to offer persons who have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 with FREE online training in the areas of Core/Social Skills, Occupational Safety and Health and Entrepreneurship. These courses can be taken as a cluster or individually.  Upon completion, persons will...
Barbados joins with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the rest of the world in commemorating World Day Against Child Labour today Friday, June 12. The theme chosen this year is: ‘Protect Children from child labour, now more than ever! and the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is encouraging employers and workers to, now, more than ever, ensure...
Employees, the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap. 356 remains in effect.   Should you be unsure about the steps that you should take or have questions about the  protocols that should be in place, to protect you and your colleagues from hazards, in this COVID-19 environment, the Safety and Health Officers of the Labour Department are available to provide...