The Labour Department has a mandate to promote and maintain harmonious industrial relations through proactive exercises such as employer, employee and general public training and awareness programmes in industrial relations. In light of this, the Department engages in activities such as lectures upon request from employers and agencies, hosting seminars on industrial relations to target groups, publishing brochures, pamphlets etc., use of available media to highlight industrial relations especially topical issues in labour; setting up booths at career show cases and other public events on invitation; provision of technical expertise to interested persons/organisations on request.
Topics covered under this activity include:
- Labour laws of Barbados
- New and upcoming legislation
- Reviewing effectiveness of existing legislation
- Topical issues in labour and industrial relations
- Best practices, custom and practice, and common law.