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An essay competition was conceptualized as a part of the Labour Department’s commemoration of 75 years of service to our nation in 2015. This competition was launched in both private and public schools at both the primary and secondary levels during September and October of the first term of the school year.

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Published: Friday, 22nd January, 2016


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Self Management Systems Beneficial For Business

 

Many persons may not be familiar with the acronym ‘OSH’ but it is steadily becoming an important component for business; and participants in the upcoming Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week, which will be observed from July 1 to July 4, will have the opportunity to learn more about a variety of themes relevant to OSH, including the introduction of a National Safety and Health Self-Management Systems Programme.

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Published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013


Employment Rights Act: Employment Particulars Requirement

 

Knowing one’s job is key to performing with competence at work and, in an effort to ensure employees are aware of their expected roles, the recently proclaimed Employment Rights Act 2012 requires a written statement of particulars of employment for workers.

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Published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013


Human Capital Development Focus Of Human Resource Development Strategy

 

Creating a demand-driven human resource system and a society where Barbadians are well prepared to successfully enter the job market or undertake entrepreneurship, is the driving force behind the multi-year, European Union sponsored Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy 2011-2016.

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Published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013


Labour Department HIV Debating Competition 2012-2013

 

The Labour Department recently held its 5th annual HIV awareness drive, in the form of a debating competition, under the theme ‘Getting to Zero: Zero Stigma, Zero Discrimination’.

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Published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013


Survey Reveals State Of Regional HR

 

The facts about human resources (HR) in the Caribbean was the issue of note this morning, with the Presentation of Survey Results for An Inquiry into the State of the Human Resources Profession in the Caribbean at the Cave Hill School of Business, University of the West Indies.

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Published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2013


Labour Ministry Benefits From Sponsorship For Competition

 

Sponsors of the Ministry of Labour’s NACOSH (National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health) Poster Competition gathered at the Warrens Office Complex yesterday to make official presentations of their contributions yesterday afternoon.

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Published: Friday, 17th May, 2013


Occupational Diseases - Prevention Better Than Cure

 

“Employers have the responsibility to reduce any risk factors in the workplace that may give rise to ill effects.”

 

This sentiment was shared by Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo as she addressed the REA Envirohealth International’s Environmental Medicine as a Tool for the Prevention of Occupational Diseases seminar this morning at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

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Published: Friday, 26th April, 2013


The Employment Rights Act: A New Era For Barbados

 

Must be punctual. Must work well with others.  Should be able to complete duties in a timely manner - these are familiar phrases, often seen listed as conditions for employment.  But shouldn’t there also be requirements which stipulate what is acceptable work for employees? The Ministry of Labour has answered ‘yes’ to that question in the form of this island’s first Employment Rights Act, which is set to be proclaimed on Monday, April 15.

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Published: Thursday, 4th April, 2013


Secure Your Workplace Occupational Safety and Health Policy Prepare for Legislation on Health and Safety

 

Successful workplace OSH policies of both the public and private sectors were shared by representatives of Purity Bakeries from the Goddards Enterprises Limited Group; the Ladymeade Reference Unit and Scotia Bank at our recent Zero in on Safety: Secure your Workplace Policies Seminar.

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Published: Monday, 17th December, 2012


Zero in on Safety- Count down to the proclamation of the SHaW Act on or before January 1, 2013

 

Notices and Registers

 

All workplaces are required to keep a General Register containing:

  • Copies of accident reports sent to the Chief Labour Officer
  • Certificates of Fire Escape
  • Certificates concerning any examinations of air receivers, boilers, hoists or lifts
  • Any reports regarding safety and health conditions in the work place.
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Published: Wednesday, 28th November, 2012


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2014

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Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.3 116.4 222.7
Labour Force (000’s) 72.0 70.3 142.3
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.5 61.3 124.8
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 67.7 60.4 63.9
General Unemployment Rate (%) 11.8 12.8 12.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 28.9 39.2 33.7

 

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