February 28, 2020
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Message by the Honourable Colin E. Jordan, M.P. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations on World Day of Social Justice – “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”, February 20, 2020 Barbados joins with other countries around the globe to observe World Day of Social Justice which is recognized annually on February 20. For many of us, the term...
Barbados welcomes the establishment of the Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT) with its independent judges and its capacity to protect workers. This was the message conveyed to regional delegates by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the launch of the Tribunal, at CXC’s headquarters, Prince Road, Pine, St. Michael. Minister Jordan said it recognizes that...
This island’s Social Justice Committee was held up by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as a possible model for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaging governments across the region.  This was made clear as Minister Jordan detailed the origins and structure of the committee during a panel discussion that looked at NGOs Engaging Government, at the close of a...
Young persons who graduated from the first set of training under Government’s Job Start Plus Initiative have been assured that they will be guided in their search for employment. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, gave this assurance last Friday as 38 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 received certificates of participation under the...
A further appeal has been issued by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, for employers to sign on to the Job Start Plus Initiative to help the country’s youth gain workplace skills and experience. The call came last Friday as the Minister addressed the first cohort of youth who received certificates for participating in the pilot training...
The Labour Department will once again host seminars to discuss Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practices on the following dates; Friday, February 28th 2020 Thursday, March 5th 2020 Friday, March 6th 2020 The seminars, which are part of the Department’s continuing effort to promote a greater degree of labour-management cooperation, will take place at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St....
Organizations in Barbados have been urged to pay attention to the health, safety, wellness and general welfare of their workers. The appeal came today as Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, spoke at the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between his Ministry and Pharma Wellness International Inc., at the Warren’s Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael. Minister...
Barbadians who journey to Canada to work in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme or Temporary Farm Workers’ Programme have been encouraged to continue being ambassadors for their country. The call came today from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, at the start of a 2019 Review of the Canadian Workers Programme at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre,...
Government welcomes the myriad benefits which Barbadians bring annually from working on Canadian farm labour programmes. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, emphasized this today as he addressed the start of a 2019 Review of the Canadian Workers Programme at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. The aim of the meeting was to review...
The second week of the pilot training for Government’s Job Start Plus Initiative will be conducted from Monday, January 20, to Friday, January 24, on the 1st Floor, Lecture Theatre, Warrens Office Complex.   The training is being delivered to the same batch of persons – 42 youth between the ages of 16 and 24, who were trained in December 2019.  They...