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, …

NEB Praised By Minister Of Labour

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The sterling work of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) in meeting the needs of Barbados’ labour force has come in for high praise from Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. She lauded the institution today while delivering the feature address at a breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition of …

Cultural & Tourism Surveys Continue

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Manpower Research and Statistical Unit (MRSU) of the Ministry of Labour will continue the administration of its Skills for the Future Employer Surveys, until Friday, June 2. The surveys, which seek to gather information on Barbados’ skills gaps and requirements, are being administered throughout the Cultural and Creative Industries until Friday, May 26. Surveys of the tourism industry will …

BVTB Graduates Awarded CVQs

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) has awarded a number of first-time Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) to 186 new graduates. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Yolande Howard, made this disclosure recently, while delivering the feature address at the Board’s Graduation Ceremony, at the Lester Vaughn School. She outlined the newly-certified areas of study as: Food Preparation and Cookery, …

No Pay Difference In Public Service

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

There is no disparity between the salaries of male and female workers across Barbados’ public sector. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo disclosed this finding yesterday, while speaking at the media launch of the 2016 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report, at United Nations House. According to data trends from the report’s Human Development Index, it …

Migrant Workers Not Forgotten

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Migrant workers are also protected under the employment laws of Barbados. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this reassurance on Tuesday, while addressing the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. While acknowledging that NACOSH had a “significant” role to play in promoting safety and health standards …

Employer Surveys To Start March 13

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Manpower Research and Statistical Unit (MRSU) of the Ministry of Labour will begin its Skills for the Future Employer Survey, next Monday, March 13. The survey, which will focus initially on the international business, financial services and manufacturing sectors, will seek to gather information on Barbados’ skills gaps and requirements, as perceived by various employers. It will continue for …

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. …

Byer Suckoo: Culture Complementing Tourism

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

“Barbados’ cultural goods and services have played an integral role in the tourism sector’s value chain…making culture a perfect complement to the tourism industry.” Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, expressed this view today at the launch of the Ruk-A-Tuk Inc. and Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) Training Workshops, at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. Dr. …