Social Security System Needs Full Support

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, said Government is examining options to encourage contributions from non-salaried earners. Addressing officials attending the opening ceremony for the 28th meeting of CARICOM Heads of Social Security at the Crane Resort recently, Senator Byer Suckoo argued that it was imperative to trust the social security system. …

Dialogue Key To Cordial Relations

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has re-emphasised the importance of dialogue for maintaining good industrial relations. She made the point recently while addressing the National Insurance Department’s gala and awards ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Senator Byer Suckoo said her Ministry works tirelessly to ensure that there is dialogue …

NIS – A Social Security Lifeline

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has reiterated her confidence in the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and its comprehensive package of benefits. She heaped accolades on the National Insurance Department (NID) recently, during its gala and awards ceremony held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Senator Byer Suckoo said she is reminded …

Review Of Proposals To Amend ERA

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Over the next few days, tripartite partners will undertake a review of proposals for amending the Employment Rights Act (ERA) to dispel the notion that the Act was one-sided in favour of employees. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this announcement last weekend while delivering the opening remarks at the National Insurance Scheme’s gala …

Strategic Plan For Insurance Scheme

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Although the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has made significant strides in its five decades of existence, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has suggested that a strategic plan is needed to guide its future development. Addressing the 28th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at Crane Resort on Wednesday, Senator Byer Suckoo …

Public Demanding More From NIS

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Present and past employees, as well as boards of management of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have come in for high praise from the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, for their role in building up the institution for the last five decades. She gave the public commendation yesterday while addressing participants …

Strong Social Security Systems Are Vital

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has advised regional governments to ensure that their social security systems are strong enough to withstand the economic shocks from the global economic crisis. She expressed this view today while addressing the opening ceremony of the 28th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at the Crane …

TVET Vital To Workforce Survival

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has espoused the view that technical and vocational training will be the key contributor to workplace survival. She made this observation on Thursday while addressing the graduation ceremony for the Competency-Based Training Fund’s (CBTF) graduation ceremony at Hilton Barbados Resort. Emphasising that any country or organisation …

Byer Suckoo: Stop Abusing NIS Benefits

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is reminding the Barbadian work force that there is no such thing as an entitlement to 26 weeks’ unemployment benefit. Addressing stakeholders attending the breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition from the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling …

Labour Minister Seeking Central NEB Location

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is committed to finding a more central location for the offices of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to cut down on the commute for unemployed persons. She gave this assurance recently while addressing a breakfast meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for stakeholders to sensitise …