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Symposium on Preparing For the World of Work
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:39

The Barbados Workers’ Union will be organising a symposium for senior students of Secondary Schools on the theme, “Preparing for the World of Work”, at its headquarters, “Solidarity House” on Friday, September 30th, starting at 9:00 a.m.

The symposium is part of the activities being planned by the B.W.U. to commemorate the registration of its 75th anniversary as the first legal trade union in Barbados and has been organised to prepare senior students for the world of work by introducing them to the discipline of industrial relations, the major players who are involved in the system and the fundamentals of the industrial relations system. The seminar will also deal with important issues such as developing sound dietary habits, deportment, punctuality and productivity.

The General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Ms. Toni Moore, together with the former Chief Labour Officer, Mr. Vincent Burnett, the Executive Director of the Barbados Employers’ Confederation, Mr. Anthony Walcott, will examine the subject, “The Nature of Industrial Relations”.

The Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. the Honourable Esther Byer-Suckoo and former Cabinet Minister, Mr. Reginald Farley will take part in a discussion on “The Barbados Social Partnership”. Ms. Karen Collins, a training officer with the Productivity Council will lead the dIscussion on “Preparing for the World of Work”, while Ms. Carla Ramsay, of the Nutrition Unit, Ministry of Health will speak on “Developing Healthy Dietary Habits”.

The speakers at the opening session will include the General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Ms. Toni Moore, Professor Sir Trevor Hassell, Chairman of the Commission for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease, and Mr. Vere Parris, President of the Barbados Association of Principals of Secondary Schools, who is also the Principal of the Combermere School.


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