Prime Minister: No Massive Layoffs

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has given the country the assurance that 4,000 workers will not be laid off. Ms. Mottley insisted that Government was trying to make sure that the consequences of any adjustment and transformation would be as minimal as possible. The Prime Minister made these comments on Saturday during a question-and-answer session after delivering the feature address …

Maritime Minister, Union & Port Engage In Talks

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Issues surrounding the modernisation and improved efficiency at the Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) were discussed recently during a courtesy call with Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, and a delegation from the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU). The union’s delegation included General Secretary, Toni Moore; Special Advisor, Sir Roy Trotman; and Liaison Officers, Cameron Layne, Lisa Holder …

Gov’t Creating Environment For Young People

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Government is playing its part in creating an environment that is conducive to the development, empowerment and prosperity of this nation’s young people. This assertion came today from Minister of Labour, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, as she addressed the May Day 2018 Launch, at the Barbados Workers’ Union, Solidarity House, St. Michael. Dr. Byer Suckoo stressed that the various ministries …

May Day Still Relevant To Barbados

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May Day is still very relevant to the social landscape of Barbados. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, emphasised this point yesterday, while speaking at the annual May Day media launch at the Barbados Worker’s Union. While noting that Barbadians were deserving of the long weekend, Dr. Byer Suckoo encouraged persons not to forget the “true meaning” of …

Ministry To Join Activities For May Day

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A mini exhibition designed to showcase local goods and services in this Year of Productivity will be the featured event during the launch of this year’s May Day activities. The exhibition which is scheduled for 9.30 a.m. at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael on Wednesday, April 26 will feature a careers showcase and a plant clinic sponsored by the …

Sinckler: Discussions On Productivity Coming

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(From left to right) Chairman of The Productivity Council, Dr. Akhentoolove Corbin; Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler and Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, chatting at the media launch and cocktail reception for the 2017 National Year of Productivity, at Baobab Tower on Friday. (C.Pitt/BGIS) There could be an …

Government Tackling Youth Unemployment

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The Ministry of Labour is engaged in an ongoing effort to address youth unemployment in Barbados and has made skills development a priority. Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo made this disclosure during her opening remarks at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) 75th Annual Delegates’ Conference, held recently at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael. The Minister told those gathered, “We …

Concerns About Cell Phones

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Cellular phones have been blamed for a lot of time wasting in the labor force. This view was expressed today by Senior Assistant General Secretary and Human Resource Manager of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Gillian Alleyne, as she participated in a symposium on labour and productivity. Suggesting that some people had made themselves slaves to these devices, Mrs. Alleyne said: …