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Labour Relation Seminars

 

The Labour Department, in its continuing effort to promote a greater degree of labour-management cooperation, will be hosting three seminars to discuss ‘Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice’. 

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Published: Monday, 30th January, 2017


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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


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

 

Occupational Noise


Exposure to excessive noise levels can over time cause hearing loss. Initially the hearing loss is reversible, referred to as temporary threshold shift (TTS). Continued exposure to excessive noise levels can result in permanent hearing loss known as permanent threshold shift (PTS).Scientific evidence indicates that prolonged exposure to noise levels above 85 dBA will cause hearing loss.

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Published: Monday, 26th November, 2012


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

 

Safety Organisation and Management Tips

  • Each organisation with more than 25 employees MUST have a Health and Safety Committee with an equal number of employers’ and employees’ representatives.
  • Any workplace with less than 25 employees MUST have one or more Safety Delegates.
  • The Health and Safety Committee MUST meet at least once each quarter and accurate minutes MUST be made available to staff and for inspection by the Labour Department.
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Published: Friday, 16th November, 2012


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2015

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.1 116.1 222.2
Labour Force (000’s) 72.9 71.6 144.6
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.9 64.3 128.2
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 68.7 61.7 65.1
General Unemployment Rate (%) 12.3 10.3 11.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 31.6 32.7 32.1

 

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