August 7, 2020
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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...
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...
Management of the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa in Ontario is satisfied with the work of 18 Barbadians who have been there since last year, and while they are set to return by month-end, some may actually gain an extension. This was disclosed by head of the Barbados Liaison Office in Canada, Consul Liaison Service Officer, Ken...
Barbados is working assiduously to ensure 18 of its nationals on a government-facilitated workers’ programme in Canada’s hotel sector can return home by the May 31 deadline of their contracts. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, gave this assurance today as he spoke with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) to clarify news reports carried late last month in...
As we acknowledge International Workers’ Day 2020, commonly referred to as May Day, we can be sure that this day, May 1, will be remembered as one of the toughest days for workers, as well as for employers, Barbadians generally and the people of the world. We are operating in unprecedented times. Unions and Governments in Barbados have over time...
Although organisations did not have sufficient time to put measures in place to meet the needs of employees currently working from home, there is still room for addressing issues that may arise. This was pointed out by Chief Labour Officer (Ag), Claudette Hope-Greenidge, on Sunday night, as she participated in the CBC TV programme The People’s Business which addressed COVID-19 and its...
Barbados will join with its counterparts across the globe to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Tuesday, April 28, a day also designated as National Heroes Day on the island. This year with the spotlight on the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme chosen is: Stop The Pandemic: Safety And Health At Work Can Save Lives, and agencies worldwide...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership has advised that should persons require information or assistance during this period the following officials and officers may be contacted at the following telephone numbers and email addresses.  Permanent Secretary, Dr. Karen Best, may be reached at 535-1402 and 836-1402 or by emailing [email protected][email protected], or [email protected], while the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Marva Howell, may be...