Barbados’ Social Partnership Lauded By ILO

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

An opportunity for Barbados and the ILO Decent Work Team to explore opportunities to further work together also turned out to be an occasion for the island to highlight the inner workings of its model for Social Partnership. This occurred recently when Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Decent Work Team, Claudia Coenjaerts, made a courtesy call on Minister …

Barbados Joins Initiative Against Child Labour

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Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource, Senator Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, handed over the signed agreement to International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, in the margins of the Organization of …

Senator Byer Suckoo Praises Labour Organisations

Julie Carrington Top Stories

All of the achievements Barbados has made in labour throughout the region would not have been possible without the assistance of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo, publicly praised the work of those organisations during the inaugural session of the 20th …

SMEs Vital To Barbadian Economy

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) play an integral role in the overall growth and development of the Barbadian economy. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure recently, as she delivered the keynote address at the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation and International Labour Organization Membership Workshop, on Productivity Improvements for SMEs, at the Accra Beach Hotel. Speaking under …

Decent Work Standards Vital To Development

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Decent work standards will remain the focus of national development, as Barbados readies itself for an injection of foreign direct investments. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this assurance today, while speaking at the launch of a two-day workshop of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC), to discuss the role of Multinational Enterprises …