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Focus on equality and improved working conditions

Minister of Labour, Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has given assurances that her ministry will enforce existing laws and develop legislation to support Government’s move towards social equality and improved working conditions. Dr Byer-Suckoo was addressing the opening of the 11th Biennial Delegates’ conference of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) on […]

Airport dispute in Chief Labour Officer’s hands

The long, drawn-out pay dispute between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc (GAIA) has been referred to the Ministry of Labour for resolution. Corporate Communications Specialist with GAIA Keith Goddard confirmed to Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the company had placed the matter in the hands of […]

Strike threat imminent at GAIA

Barbados’ crucial gateway to the world is likely to be hit by industrial action later this week. President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall would only say this afternoon that a shutdown of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) was a protest option against the non-payment of wages to workers dating […]

Neblett: Blame NCC dismissals on board

General Manager of the state-owned National Conservation Commission (NCC) Keith Neblett this evening denied that he played the lead role in the controversial dismissal of 186 workers in April, 2014, saying he had simply carried out the instructions of his board of directors. However, after testifying yesterday that the last in, first out policy had […]

Apes Hill conciliation talks set for Thursday

There appears to be a fresh move afoot to resolve the industrial impasse between management of the plush Apes Hill Club in St James and the Barbados Workers Union (BWU). Barbados TODAY understands that the two sides agreed tonight to meet on Thursday morning to try to end their dispute over conditions of work, including […]

If we must

Amidst concern from the trade union movement about private sector layoffs, Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Alex McDonald has defended merchants, saying they were holding on to staff for as long as possible. Last weekend General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni Moore expressed concern about layoffs within the private […]

NCC workers to stage march on Monday

Employees of the National Conservation Commission will hit the streets on Monday morning, at least those represented by the National Union of Public Workers. The industrial action follows weeks of protracted negotiations, compounded by yesterday’s no-show by the NCC’s general manager Keith Neblett at the Labour Department for ongoing talks with Minister of Labour Dr […]

End to NCC dispute may be in sight

A solution appears in sight to the bitter dispute over the contentious layoffs of 200 workers at the National Conservation Commission(NCC). Word of this from Deputy General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, Dwaine Paul this morning, as his union and the National Union of Public Workers summoned NCC workers to a meeting to update […]

DePeiza off to Brazil

The head of this island’s umbrella trade union body has gone to Brazil to discuss labour markets as they relate to empowering citizens for a better quality of life in Barbados. General secretary of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations, Dennis DePeiza has been addressing the Inter-American Development Bank Civil Society Forum in […]

Labour Minister intervenes in BWA-BWU impasse

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has intervened to try to resolve the impasse between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). She is chairing a meeting attended by chief labour officer Vincent Burnett, a delegation from the BWU led by general secretary Sir Roy Trotman, and a BWA team headed […]

Fresh start

  An estimated 130 former LIME workers now have a new employer after they were recently terminated from the company as part of a restructuring programme. The employees started working for Swedish multinational technology company Ericsson from today, under an agreement which resulted in 200 of LIME’s service support and delivery and associated customer support […]

A thorny issue

There is the common saying that “English is a universal language”. This can well be matched by that of “absenteeism is a universal workplace problem”.

Maintaining image

The West Indies Cricket Board is one the regional institutions that falls under the category as an employer.

The fear of change

At the level of organisations and workplaces there is usually a fear and resistance to change.

Earning respect

One of the things that most Barbadians have been taught by their grandparents or elders, is that “respect is due to a dog”.

Workplace democracy

Workplace democracy is generally understood as the application of democratic practices in all its forms to include voting, debates, participatory decision-making systems…

Workplace injustices

The cries of workplace injustices are commonplace in every continent of the earth.

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