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The current economic crisis should not be used as an excuse to neglect occupational safety and health issues in the workplace. This is the view of Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who stressed that greater emphasis should be placed on reducing the risks of both physical and psychological workplace hazards. Speaking today...
The Labour Department has released Guidelines for the Agricultural Sector. These guidelines can be used by agricultural enterprises who wish to develop a safety and health policy in compliance with the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356. It is hoped that these guidelines will provide the impetus for the improvement of safety and health practices in this...
If Barbados is to successfully navigate the challenges of the global crisis then Government’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy must be regarded as a catalyst for economic recovery. This is the view of Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who said a key component of the HRD strategy, was its focus on...
Barbados has encountered some challenges in its reporting processes to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). However, every effort is being made to rectify this problem as soon as possible. This assurance has come from Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who disclosed that up to 2012, there were 24 reports which were...
The Labour Department has released Guidelines for the Agricultural Sector. These guidelines can be used by agricultural enterprises who wish to develop a safety and health policy in compliance with the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap 356. It is hoped that these guidelines will provide the impetus for the improvement of safety and health practices in this...
Government’s efforts at maintaining job levels during the current financial crisis were among the issues discussed recently when Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, met with the new Chief of Political and Economic Affairs at the US Embassy, Nicholle Manz, at the Warrens Office Complex recently. Senator Byer Suckoo said Government was very concerned about the impact of the...
The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council is in the final stages of establishing a new unit which will oversee the Competence-based Training Fund (CBTF). This was disclosed by Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who said the aim of the CBTF was to ensure that TVET would be more relevant and attuned to the needs...
Government has moved a step closer to ratifying the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, which was adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2011. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who said her Ministry was in the process of finalising a project for domestic workers which would inform the ratification of the...
The contribution of human resources development to national growth was formally recognised today, when the Ministry of Labour, the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus and the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). This signals the strengthening of the human resources profession in the island. The step was welcomed by Minister...
Matters that many may consider personal - such as sexual conduct and use, or abuse, of drugs – do, in fact concern and affect the workplace. This was the overarching theme delivered by Industrial Relations Officer with the Barbados Employers Confederation, Sean Daniel, yesterday, as he addressed participants at the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week seminar series, held at...