Deadline Extension For G.I.V.E. Competition

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The deadline for the G.I.V.E. School Competition, being hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, has now been extended to Friday, March 8. Additionally, the Instagram challenge has been slightly adjusted, with students now required to post their entries to #givesuccess246. The G.I.V.E. School Competition started on Monday, January 28, and targets primary and secondary school students. …

Consultation On New HRD Strategy

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The development of a new three-year Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy by Government will be high on the agenda next week when the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations hosts a consultative workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 21, in the Main Conference Room, New Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill, …

Seminar On Labour Legislation & Best Practice

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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 …

G.I.V.E. School Competition Starts Jan. 28

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Primary and secondary school children will have the opportunity to win a number of awards and prizes when the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations hosts its inaugural G.I.V.E. School Competition. It will comprise a poster competition for primary and secondary schools and an Instagram challenge for secondary schools. The G.I.V.E. School Competition starts on Monday, January 28, and …

Labour Ministry To Close For Cleaning Dec. 14

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Third Floor, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, will be closed for industrial cleaning this Friday, December 14. Members of the public are therefore urged to conduct their business accordingly. It is expected to reopen on Monday, December 17, at 8:15 a.m. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience which may be caused. joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb …

Labour Ministry To Close For Cleaning

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, located on the Third Floor of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, will be undergoing industrial cleaning from Friday, December 7, to Sunday, December 9. As a result, the Ministry will close from 2.00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, to facilitate the work. Members of the public are urged to conduct their …

Labour Dept Christmas Reminder For Shop Owners

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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 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 …

Ministry Wants Feedback On Harassment Act

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The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is keen on learning about employers’ experiences since the implementation of the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act, 2017. This was emphasized today by Labour Minister, Colin Jordan as he addressed the launch of two publications to support the Act, at the 3Ws Oval, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The …

Labour Department Seminars Next Week

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The Sexual Harassment Act, the Holidays with Pay Act, The Shops Act and The Employment Rights Act will take centre stage next week, when the Labour Department presents the first in a series of seminars. The Department, which is hosting two one-day seminars on Thursday, September 20, and Friday, September 21, has invited members of the public to attend either one …

Reminder For UWI’s Community Service Initiative

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The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is reminding non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) to sign up as facilitators for government’s new initiative that will, from this academic year, see Barbadian undergraduate students at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI)  giving their services to the community. NGOs and CBOs, expressing an interest in the initiative, will …