February 28, 2024
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Members of the public are urged to sign up for any of six webinars to be hosted by the Labour Department on Tuesday, March 8; Thursday, March 10, and Tuesday, March 15. Two sessions will be held daily. The webinars, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon, are part of the department’s continuing efforts to promote a greater degree...
At least 20 Barbadians will have the opportunity to work in the United States of America (USA) from early next year. This comes as the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, through the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS), facilitated interviews of Barbadians for a US farm labour programme, slated to get under way in the State of...
Barbadians recruited to work in the United States of America, under the new US Farm Labour Programme, will have all their employment and personal needs met. This assurance was given to Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, by Chief Operating Officer of the recruiting company, Specialty Crop Farm Labour Contractor, based in Rochester, New York, Luis Carcamo. Mr....
Barbadians will be given the opportunity to share their views on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing when Government hosts four town hall meetings this month. The town hall meetings, which follow a decision taken at the last Social Partnership meeting on July 27, will be attended by Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw; Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan;...
Message from the Hon. Colin E. Jordan, M.P., Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations on World Day Against Child Labour – 12th June 2021   2021 is being observed as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour with the theme Act Now, End Child Labour. The International Labour Organization, in collaboration with key partners, is encouraging countries to scale up...
Education workers need more support if they are to provide the additional learning needed for building a more resilient and sustainable recovery from the pandemic. GENEVA (ILO News) – There is an urgent need to invest in education and in training and decent work for education workers, so they can contribute to the post-COVID-19 recovery, delegates at an ILO technical meeting...
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...