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BWU Retirees' Seminar
Thursday, 05 November 2015 09:11
As part of its on-going training for its members, the Barbados Workers’ Union, in association with the Ministry of Health, will be conducting a seminar/workshop for its Retirees on the theme “Living Healthy in Retirement” at the BWU Labour College in Mangrove, St. Philip from Monday, November 8th to Friday November 17th, 2015. 
 
The seminar is aimed at providing the retirees with information which is aimed at empowering them to use preventive measures such as nutrition and physical activity to live healthier lives. Presentations will be made on health issues such as Non-Communicable Diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis. Living with Diabetes, Physical Activity, Mental Health and Ageing and Nutrition. A nutritionist will also give a demonstration on preparing healthy and nutritious foods. In addition, Mr. Ed Bushel, the President of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) will speak to the group on issues such as reverse mortgages, home security, among other issues.
 
70th Anniversary of the Caribbean Labour Congress/Barbados Conference
Friday, 25 September 2015 15:17

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the convening of the Inaugural Conference of the Caribbean Labour Congress, at Harrison College under the chairmanship of Grantley Adams (now Rt. Excellent), who held the dual posts of President of the Barbados Progressive League and President of the Barbados Workers’ Union. The League and the Union were joint hosts of the conference, held from September 17 to 27, 1945, the same year that Frank Walcott (now Rt. Excellent Sir Frank) was employed by the Barbados Workers’ Union as assistant to the General Secretary.

 
Employment Rights Tribunal Hearing
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:00

The hearing of claims of unfair dismissals by workers, employed by the National Conservation Commission will take place before the Employment Rights Tribunal at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre of Wednesday, September 30. During the months following the dismissal of the workers, last year, the Barbados Workers’ Union expressed disgust at the long wait by the workers to be heard before the Commission. Today, B.W.U. General Secretary, Toni Moore gives the Union’s reaction to the news. 

Click here for the recording of the Union's reaction.

 
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