The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is one of the tripartite partners involved in the planning and execution of the annual May Day Parade, in conjunction with the Barbados Workers’ Union. International Workers’ Day, referred to as “May Day” in Barbados, is officially observed by over 80 countries worldwide and unofficially, by many other countries. May Day is observed as a public holiday in Barbados on May 1st.

Ministry of Labour paraders standing by the Garrison Savannah.


On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 workers from the public and private sector will unite and march under the theme “The Future We Want”. The May Day Parade will commence at the Frank Walcott Statue, Culloden Road, St. Michael, with the traditional Wreath-laying Ceremony and journey to the Browne’s Beach car park, Bay Street, St. Michael.

Paraders marching along by the Garrison Savannah.


Marchers going across The Charles Duncan O’neal Bridge in Bridgetown.
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