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Barbados Workers' Union
The BWU Labour College


To promote workers’ education for the improvement of the quality of life for all members.


The Barbados Workers’ Union Labour College, the residential educational arm of the Barbados Workers’ Union was opened on 20th September, 1974 as a result of the pressing need which was recognised for an institution of this nature to cater to the needs of the membership of the union.

Conference Rooms & Auditoriums Available For Rental

For your convenience, The Barbados Workers’ Union is pleased to offer  its conference rooms and auditoriums available for rental. These rooms are all air conditioned and comfortable designed with theatre style seating. We can accommodate smaller groups in our Executive Council or Annex Rooms or for larger groups we can house up to four hundred in the Sir Hugh Springer Auditorium. We are also now pleased to offer to you the use of our fully self sustained kitchen facilities which may be utilised to serve refreshments for your event.

At our Labour College in St. Philip we offer air conditioned class room styled lecture rooms fully equipped with a lectern, chalk board and flipcharts for your teaching convenience. The tranquil setting and beautiful grounds of our Labour College lend themselves well to our auditorium being the premier location in St. Philip for weddings and wedding receptions. Both of our facilities boast adequate parking facilities.

A list of events for which we can accommodate include:

  • Lectures
  • General Meetings
  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Book Launches
  • Symposiums
  • Panel Discussions
  • Quizzes
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • School Graduations
  • Concerts
  • Retreats
  • Weddings
  • Baby showers
  • Parties / Reunions
  • Dinners
  • Conventions
  • Concerts

For further information you may submit your query online or contact Comrade Destry C. Jones at:

  • Telephone number 426-3492 extension 118
  • Email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Maiden Address by the General Secretary of the BWU


The following is the maiden address, delivered by Comrade Toni Moore as General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, at “Solidarity House”, on Saturday, September 6, 2014, the second and final day of the 73rd Annual Delegates’ Conference.

As I stand before you this morning as General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, I am overflowing with a tremendous sense of humility, but more so gratefulness to the founding fathers of this organisation whose vision and commitment have helped Barbados to develop into the country that we know today; one whose pillars are community, equity and, social justice. I cannot help but acknowledge that it is their effort, their valiant struggle that permits me, a product of the lower class, a woman, a young woman, to stand before you as a leader in this male-dominated calling.

Welcome to the BWU

Our Mission

To be an excellent trade union provider of labour market services in Barbados and the wider Caribbean and to improve the quality of life of all Barbadians through participatory representation.

Senator Sir Roy Trotman Retires

Another chapter in the history of the Barbados Workers’ Union  (B.W.U.) will be closed on Saturday, September 6, 2014, the final day of its 73rd Annual Delegates’ Conference when Senator Sir Roy Trotman, KA demits office after twenty-two years in the leadership role of General Secretary and forty-three years as an officer of the Union.