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Tag Archives: union

  1. Star of “The Nanny” Takes Helm of a Divided Actors’ Union in the USA

    Fran Drescher claimed victory in her race for president of SAG-AFTRA on Thursday night, and vowed to lock arms with her fellow union members and “rise up out of the melee.” Easier said than done. Drescher takes charge of a union that is famously fractious, and more divided than it has been in recent years. […]

    September 5, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  2. Difficult Conversations – Barbados’ Minimum Wage

    G4S has agreed to pay a minimum wage of $8.79 per hour, with a minimum of 40 hours per week. As part of the agreement, it seems that the Government must force their competitors to adopt a similar standard. It is important when setting government policies, that all perspectives be examined. It is normal for […]

    December 16, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  3. New ILO data analysis shows just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay (UNCG)

    Ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent of workers receive just 6.4 per cent, a new ILO dataset reveals. What’s more, the lowest 20 per cent of income earners – around 650 million workers – earn less than 1 per cent of global […]

    July 9, 2019EducationNo comments
  4. PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS, MIA AMOR MOTTLEY, QC & MP REACTS TO PASSING OF EVELYN GREAVES, GCM

    It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr. Evelyn Greaves this morning. The circumstances of his passing are still unclear, but the suddenness will certainly be deeply upsetting to his wife and family. I urge Barbadians to keep them in their thoughts and prayers over the coming days and weeks […]

    September 24, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  5. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS NOT PREVENTING STAFF ATTENDANCE

    The Immigration and Customs Departments are seeking to set straight the record concerning their interaction with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in respect of a meeting called by the NUPW of immigration officers and customs officers at 2:00 p.m. last Friday, November 11. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, informed today that he received […]

    November 15, 2016EditorialNo comments
  6. Barbadian Airport workers (VIDEO) stage three-hour strike over pay

    Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) employees were boiling hot on Friday and are still awaiting monies of wage negotiations held 5 years ago, they took to the sidewalks in full view of arriving and departing tourists. The NUPW’s General Secretary said the board admitted the airport has made a profit. However, the same board is […]

    January 31, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Former MP lashes Barbados’ Education System

    No one should feel bad at failing a subject since they tried, but the teacher should be shamed – this stern assessment by a one-time Trade Unionist and now Barbadian envoy to Caricom, Robert “Bobby” Morris. The former Parliamentarian is of the view that a fully structured region can map out their vacancies in respective […]

    October 25, 2015EducationNo comments
  8. CONGRESS OF TRADE UNIONS OFFERS TRIBUTE TO BARBADIAN GOSPEL ICON JOSEPH NILES

    On the passing of the late Joseph Niles, the renowned and legendary Barbadian Gospel artiste, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) pays tribute to this distinguished son of the soil. Barbados has lost an icon who is deserving of further national recognition for the contribution he has made in the […]

    September 24, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  9. “NUPW vs BIDC” by Grenville Phillips II, SolutionsBarbados.com

    The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has threatened national disruption due to their dispute with the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC). The wisdom of the Proverbs is instructive for those supporting one side of the dispute. “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbour comes and examines him.” (Prov 18:17) […]

    July 9, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  10. LIAT & Antigua State College ink an MOU to create future Scabs to stave off any strikes down the road

    LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Evans, put pen to a Memorandum of Understanding with Antigua State College (ASC) for developing Scabs an Engineering Technician Training Programme in Aircraft Maintenance. Other industry partners in the new programme, which commenced in September 2014, are Antigua-based Caribbean Helicopters; the College of the North Atlantic and the Marine Institute […]

    March 25, 2015TravelNo comments
  11. LIAT terminates employment relationship with two pilots

    LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer David Evans has confirmed that the company recently terminated two pilots charged with blatantly disregarding instructions from the company’s Flight Operations Department and flying an aircraft to VC Bird International Airport just hours before the recent passage of tropical storm Gonzalo. Mr. Evans said: “This decision to terminate followed a full […]

    December 2, 2014TravelNo comments
  12. Over forty early childhood professionals brave showers to attend training seminar

    As heavy showers pelted Barbados on November 21, dozens of early childhood caregivers refused to be deterred and braved the rains to attend a training seminar hosted by the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) in conjunction with The UWI – Family Development Centre (UWI-FDC), and the Child Care Board, with funding from […]

    December 1, 2014EducationNo comments
  13. LIAT responds to pilots’ threat of industrial action

    LIAT today rejected claims from the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) that it has acted illegally in respect of court orders. Chief Executive Officer, David Evans said: “These matters are before the court. In an injunction taken out by LIALPA earlier this year, the court did not grant a restraint order against the company […]

    November 30, 2014TravelNo comments
  14. BARBADIAN PRIME MINISTER MEETS WITH SUGAR OFFICIALS

    (ATTN, OBSERVATION: NO ASSIGNATION OF CHARACTERS REAL, LIVING, DEAD OR UNDEAD HAVE BEEN SO APPORTIONED; PHOTOS USED BY AUTHOR HAVE BEEN MODIFIED UNDER THE BASIS OF FAIR USE & COMMENTARY AND ARE NOT INJURIOUS UNLESS ONE IS THIN SKINNED – ANY PERSONS RECOGNISED ARE NOT DESIGNATED VILLAINS, HEROES NOR BYSTANDERS, THEY ARE SIMPLY TO ADD […]

    November 26, 2014Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  15. ECUADOR IN SOLIDARITY WITH LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FORUM

    With a massive attendance of students from 18 villages of the municipality of Maracaibo Mission Sucre, a new way forward was developed in the BCV Environmental Legal Forum, sponsored by the Mission Sucre Zulia. In Solidarity with the People of Ecuador Solidarity Movement Venezuela Cuba, a Video made for this occasion “Black Tears of the […]

    November 4, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  16. Too much Social Media, not enough Conflict Resolution – Barbadian educator and Union alarmed at growing trends

    When not embroiled in clashes with the BCC, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) looks to garner assistance for the children of members affected by recent job losses – such as NCC staff who object to their removal and see it as incorrect tenure applications. “Second Chances” is an initiative where free lessons are […]

    October 30, 2014EducationNo comments
  17. Banks Holdings Ltd on Wildcat Strike? Exactly!

    It can be confirmed that the BHL Group of Companies has been confronted by an “orchestrated wildcat strike” affecting all companies within the Group. Staff attached to the entities of Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited, the Barbados Bottling co. Limited, B&B Distribution Limited and PINE HILL Dairy have withdrawn their labour in an unexpected and unprecedented […]

    October 25, 2014BusinessNo comments
  18. Vex? CTUSAB takes a dim view of Inniss’ inflammatory statement… So, what next then?

    (ATTN: PG-13, Language) The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), takes issue with a statement attributed to Donville Inniss, Industry Minister which appeared on page 6 of 14 October edition of Barbados Today, under the headline, ‘Inniss Attacks Unions‘. The MP was quoted to have said that, “I am not afraid of unions. […]

    October 16, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  19. Barbadian Education Initiative gets boost of 100 Textbooks – 11 Plus Tuition from ICBL & NUPW

    THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers (NUPW) will be instituting new programmes in an effort to try to ensure all the nation’s children receive a proper education. They will be taking a three pronged approach, focusing on those sitting the Eleven Plus also known as the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (Common Entrance); a reading […]

    October 10, 2014Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. BARBADIAN INSURANCE LEADER SUPPORTS 11 PLUS BOOST FROM TRADE UNION

    ICBL hosted a press conference announcing their support for the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in developing their Education Outreach School which aids the children of members by providing tutoring for the Common Entrance Examination. This program will begin on Saturday October 18 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and will continue up to […]

    October 8, 2014EducationNo comments
  21. LIAT’s Response To Barbadian Trade Union NUPW’s Scathing Comment on Service & Competency

    First of all, some facts. Global airline punctuality, measured by the industry standard of arrival time within 15 minutes of schedule, averages 75 per cent. By definition an average means some airlines will perform above this figure, and some will perform below. LIAT’s average punctuality over the last six years has been 67 per cent. […]

    August 1, 2014TravelNo comments
  22. BCCI initiates feasibility study into an Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre

    The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has initiated a feasibility study into the establishment of an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre in Barbados. “One of the roles of the BCCI is to lobby for an effective and enabling business environment and the BCCI believes that the use of Alternative dispute resolution is a […]

    June 25, 2014Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. Rift widens between BWU and Coalition of Trade Unions & Staff Associations? DePeiza again for ILO gathering over outgoing Sir Leroy Trotman

    The 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference opens in Geneva, Switerzland, on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014. The conference which will be held at the Palais des Nations and at the ILO headquarters ends on Thursday, 12 June, 2014. The theme of the Conference is ‘Building a future with Decent Work.’ The International Labour Conference […]

    May 22, 2014Business, PoliticalNo comments
  24. Sixty day care operators & caregivers benefit from ‘Learning through Play’ training

    As we continue to celebrate child month in May, synergies between the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) and the Child Care Board were evident yesterday when they teamed up to provide training for more than sixty day-care providers and operators. Participants were from the government and private day nurseries, pre-schools and other […]

    May 19, 2014EducationNo comments
  25. “Comments on House of Landship in light of Cave Hill” by Margaret Gill

    Dear Editor: Leonard St. Hill‘s assertion at the end of his article in a Sunday newspaper disturbed me and set me thinking that I would write a few comments on Winston Farrell’s play. Not that Farrell’s award-winning “House of Landship” which I saw last weekend does not deserve more than a few comments, but I […]

    May 3, 2014Culture, Review1 comment