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 …

Labour Dept Christmas Reminder For Shop Owners

bgis Top Stories

The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector, that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general operations and 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 co-operation regarding their overtime …

Social Partners Support Sexual Harassment Policy

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The show of support by the Social Partners at last Friday’s launch of two publications with respect to the island’s Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act, 2017, did not go unnoticed by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. Addressing the event at the 3Ws Oval, The University of the West of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, the Minister …

Employers Urged To Complete Harassment Policy

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

A clarion call has gone out to this island’s employers to complete their workplace policy statement on sexual harassment, without undue delay. It came last Friday as Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, addressed the launch of two publications related to the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act, 2017. The event at the 3Ws Oval, The University of the …