Byer Suckoo: No Pay Difference In Public Service

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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 …

Barbadians Embracing Technical and Vocational Training

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Barbadians are starting to embrace technical and vocational training as a viable career path for themselves and their children, as they would the traditional academic pursuits. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, shared this view recently, during a courtesy call with Canada’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at the Ministry, Warrens Office Complex. …

Byer Suckoo: Workplace Suited for Wellness Policy

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A workforce that is healthier and more capable of fulfilling its role can improve wellness and productivity on a national level. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, expressed this view recently, while delivering remarks on the second day of the annual Week of Excellence Programme, at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Headquarters. Speaking under the theme: Improving Public …

Migrant Workers Not Forgotten

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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 …

Strengthening Of Human Capital A Must

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Barbados must focus on building the capacity of its human resource capital, as Government moves towards the implementation of its Green Jobs Initiative and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, expressed this view recently, during a courtesy call from Japan’s Ambassador, Teruhiko Shinada, at the Ministry …

Call For More Women In Politics

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has called on more women to get involved in elective politics. She issued the challenge recently while speaking at the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries’ (BCSI) membership meeting and panel discussion, at United Nations House. The event, which was held to mark International Women’s Day, took place under the theme: Throw Like …

Farm Workers Urged To Give Their Best

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Future opportunities for Barbadians to work on the Canadian Farm Labour programme will depend on those employed there maintaining a high standard of work and conduct. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, issued this reminder to a selection of workers recently, during the Local Annual Review Meeting of the Canadian Farm Labour Programme, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford …

Pig Farmers To Work In Canada

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A selection of local workers with experience in pig farming and animal husbandry has satisfied the requirements to work on Cronin Farms in Ontario, Canada. The employment opportunity was highlighted recently, when Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo received farm owners, Mike and Amy Cronin, for a courtesy call at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. During …

Byer Suckoo: NUPW Payment Claims Incorrect

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The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has misunderstood the outcome of the recent negotiations meeting between its members and the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) management, chaired by the Minister of Labour. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this statement, after it was incorrectly stated today by General Secretary of the NUPW, Rosalind Smith, that the workers …

Italian Projects In The Pipeline

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Barbados and Italy are seeking to forge stronger ties by collaborating on a series of projects across the island’s renewable energy, commerce and fashion sectors. The upcoming projects were outlined recently, when Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi; and that country’s Honorary Consul for Barbados, Paola Baldi, paid a courtesy call on Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and …