Workers Walk & Give To HIV Food Bank

bgis Ministry News

Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including those living with HIV and other life threatening illnesses. Recently, the department, which falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, marked this significant milestone by collaborating with the Barbados Defence Force to host a 5K …

Minister Lauds Tech Firm For Workplace Policies

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

“An eye opener!” That’s what Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan received yesterday, when he visited Hyuna, a work environment he was “totally unfamiliar with”, at Balmoral Gap, Hastings, Christ Church. In recounting his experience to media representatives following the visit to Hyuna, Mr. Jordan, praised the company’s policy of hiring Barbadians and producing technological solutions locally, …

Labour Department HIV Walk On March 3

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, in collaboration with the Barbados Defence Force’s HIV Programme, will host a Walk for HIV Awareness on Sunday, March 3. The walk begins at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, at 3:00 pm. Members of the public are invited to join the walk, and are urged to …

Seminar On Labour Legislation & Best Practice

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

In its effort to continue promoting a greater degree of labour-management cooperation, the Labour Department will host a seminar to discuss Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations (IR) Best Practice. The seminar will be conducted on Wednesday, March 20, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael, from 9.00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Emphasis will be placed on Sexual Harassment, Holidays …

Labour Department PBX Out Of Service

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The public is asked to note that the main telephone number 535-1500 at the Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is currently out of service. Persons are further advised that they may call the Department at 535-1534, or 535-1562. They may also email the office at labour@labour.gov.bb. The Labour Department regrets any inconvenience caused. joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb See …

Registration Reminder For Self Employed Persons

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Labour Department is reminding self-employed persons to renew their certificates of registration. In accordance with the Professional, Trade and Business Registration Act 178, CAP 373 registration of self-employed persons must be completed during the month of January. Failure to make payments before close of business on Thursday, January 31, 2019, will result in a penalty equal to the fee …

Occupational Safety & Health Seminar Jan. 30

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Occupational safety and health in the workplace will be the focus of a half-day seminar to be held on January 30, 2019, by the Labour Department. The seminar, which will be conducted at the Warrens Office Complex, will examine a number of psychological issues impacting the workplace, such as mental health, violence at work and fatigue. Interested persons are urged …

Minister’s Assurance For Retrenched Persons

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, has given the assurance that persons interested in employment overseas will be facilitated. He was speaking at a press conference on the work and effort of the Labour Department and his Ministry last week. Acknowledging that his Ministry was aware that given the retrenchment process, people would look to overseas employment, …

Labour Minister: Encourage Workers To Share Views

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Employers have been told by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, to allow more freedom of expression in the workplace. The call came today as he addressed a seminar on Labour and Employment Relations, at the Labour Department, on the 2nd Floor Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, that served to inform employers on a number of …

Labour & Employment Relations Seminar Still On

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Labour Department will still be hosting its Labour and Employment Relations seminar on Friday, December 7, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, despite the industrial cleaning at the Ministry of Labour on that day. The seminar will start at 9:00 a.m., and will be held on the Second Floor of the Warrens Office Complex, where the Labour …