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Occupational Safety and Health Week - A Rousing Success

 

OSH Week 2017 was held during July 2 - 8 2017. The week began with a church service at the Bethel Pentecostal Church at Drax Hall where the Pastor and congregation warmly welcomed the staff and guests of the Labour Department. 

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Published: Monday, 17th July, 2017


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Prominent Personages Involved with Series of Symposia on National Heroes of Labour

 

The Labour Department as part of its 75th Anniversary activity is hosting a series of three symposia in collaboration with the Barbados Workers’ Union in celebration of the life and work of six (6) of Barbados’ National Heroes recognized as National Heroes of Labour.

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Published: Wednesday, 15th April, 2015


BCC Students Learn About Hydroponics In NJ

 

In a country the size of Barbados, where the scarcity of land remains a topical issue, it is no surprise that the agricultural technique of hydroponics has been growing in popularity. 

Simply put, hydroponics is the art of growing plants without soil by using various techniques. 

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Published: Wednesday, 11th March, 2015


Students Ready For The World Of Work

 

Over 200 students are now better equipped to enter the workforce, thanks to the World of Work (WoW) Internship Programme. 

Sponsored by the Ministry of Labour under its Human Resource Development Strategy, the programme targets students from secondary schools, the University of the West Indies, and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, as well as persons with special needs.

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Published: Tuesday, 10th March, 2015


100 gain KM training

 

SOME 100 REPRESENTATIVES from public and private sector organisations in Barbados underwent sensitisation and certified training in knowledge management (KM) under the guidance of Douglas Weidner, of the KM Institute, a global leader in KM Certification and Training during a workshop held last week. 

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Published: Thursday, 5th March, 2015


Labour Seminars

 

Please be informed that the Labour Department in continuing its outreach programme will be hosting Labour Seminars to discuss ‘Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice’ on March 24th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael.

 

 

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Published: Wednesday, 28th January, 2015


Call For Papers

 

As part of the celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Labour Department, in collaboration with stakeholders, will be hosting a series of symposia on the life and work of six (6) of Barbados’ National Heroes identified as National Heroes of Labour.

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Published: Tuesday, 20th January, 2015


Labour Department Celebrating 75 Years

 

From universal adult suffrage, to the establishment of a full ministerial government and the active labour movement which has characterised this country, Barbadians must be cognisant of the significant role which the Labour Department has played in the reform and transformation of Barbados over the past 75 years.

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Published: Tuesday, 20th January, 2015


Labour Minister's Statement On Unemployment Fund

 

The Barbados National Insurance Scheme (NIS) currently covers all employed and self-employed persons in Barbados and offers five main types of social security benefits from three separate funds.

The National Insurance Fund covers short-term benefits, long-term benefits or pensions and employment injury benefits, while the Unemployment Fund and Severance Fund cover unemployment benefits and severance payments, respectively.

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Published: Thursday, 8th January, 2015


HIV Awareness Drama Competition

 

"HIV and YOU: In de Workplace Too. Not Just a Health Issue!"

 

All employees are invited to participate.

 

Dramatic presentations may be presented as Monologues (1 actor) or Group Presentations (no more than 3 persons)

 

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Published: Tuesday, 6th January, 2015


National Employment Policy of Barbados

 

The National Employment Policy of Barbados has been prepared with the ultimate intention of ensuring that workers in Barbados have access to full, productive and freely chosen employment. It therefore charts a pathway for the moulding of an environment that embraces the decent work concept.

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Published: Thursday, 20th November, 2014


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2016

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Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 105.7 115.7 221.4
Labour Force (000’s) 74.5 72.7 147.2
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 67.5 65.4 132.9
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 70.4 62.9 66.5
General Unemployment Rate (%) 9.3 10.1 9.7
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 27.5 31.8 29.5

 

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3rd Floor West, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados | Tel: (246) 535-1400 | Fax: (246) 535-1573 | E-Mail: mol@labour.gov.bb