Seminars On Labour Legislation

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Labour Department will be hosting two seminars in keeping with its efforts to promote more efficient labour management cooperation in organisations. The seminars will be held on Wednesday, November 22, and Friday, November 24, in the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., each day. During the sessions, participants will hear presentations on the …

Training Can Break Poverty Cycle

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, views training as the impetus to moving persons out of poverty and assisting vulnerable groups to integrate within the society. He expressed this view recently while addressing the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s sign language training programme at the Warrens Office Complex. Mr. Felix pointed out …

Occupational Safety & Health Week

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The provision of a safe and healthy work environment for workers will come under the microscope next week, during the Labour Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Week. Themed: Safe Workplaces are Productive Work Places, the week will run from Sunday, July 2, to Saturday, July 8. The activities will begin with a church service on Sunday, July 2, at Bethel …

Workplace Safety & Health Free Seminars

Julie Carrington Ministry News

As part of the activities for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week, July 2 to 8, the Labour Department will hold a series of free seminars to highlight the importance of maintaining healthy and safe environments. Themed: Safe Work Places are Productive Work Places, the seminars will be held at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, from Monday, …

Labour Dept. Promoting Best Practices

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Labour Department’s role is to give technical information and advice to employers and employees, on the most effective means of complying with labour laws and standards. Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, issued this reminder on Monday, while speaking at the launch of the Department’s Labour Management Relations Seminars, at the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) headquarters. The …

Labour Department Seminars Continue

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

Members of the public will get an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding employee rights and work place best practices, when the Labour Department hosts three free seminars on February 27 and 28, and on March 1. The seminars will take place at the National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith Road, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. …

Safety Booklets & Abstracts Available

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Labour Department’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) section now has available copies of the OSH Summary Booklet and Abstract. Interested persons may visit the Labour Department on the 2nd Floor, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, from Wednesday, December 21, to Friday, January 13, 2017, during regular office hours. For more information, persons may contact Veronica Baird at 535-1524, …

Reminder On Christmas Overtime

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The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector; that there are specific guidelines to be followed for overtime periods this Christmas Season. In December, businesses classified as shops under the Shops Act, are usually open for extended periods of time. Shop owners are therefore reminded that while cooperation regarding overtime requests is expected, it …

More Legislation To Improve Working Conditions

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The Ministry of Labour will be enforcing existing laws and developing legislation to support Government’s drive towards social equality and improved working conditions. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure on Thursday evening, during the opening ceremony of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados’ (CTUSAB) 11th …

Labour Dept. To Address Sexual Harassment Bill

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In an effort to educate the public about the proposed Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, the Labour Department will address members of the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA), and the public, next week. The discussion will take place at MESA’s meeting on Wednesday, August 31, at the St. Michael School, Martindales Road, St. Michael, at 7:30 p.m. See also: READ MORE …