For The Greater Good

For The Greater Good

In this pandemic, morality will come into play in many instances and there must be a measure of trust in the employer/employee relationship.  If the employee has been asked by the public health authorities to isolate either at home or in a sanctioned facility, he/she...
BWU Youth Give Back

BWU Youth Give Back

The Youth Arm of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) recently paired its Youth Uplifting Community activity with its parent arm’s 80th Anniversary celebrations in a random act of kindness exercise that recognised a few of the Union’s retirees. They were randomly chosen...
BWU Gives More

BWU Gives More

On this day 80 years ago, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) came into being, as a voice for the voiceless, to protect the rights of workers and to ensure their development through economic freedom and education. Throughout successive leaderships, the BWU has remained...
Minimum wage

Minimum wage

Is the $340 minimum wage a good move? The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has long been advocating for the implementation of a national minimum wage to establish a protection floor in the workforce, so while we are heartened by this move in the right direction, the...
G4S talks

G4S talks

Late yesterday evening, Friday, December 4, after more than five hours of discussions between the negotiating team of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and G4S management, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, the...
Period on Pause

Period on Pause

Statement from Toni Moore, the General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union   If we were to describe this COVID-19 pandemic in three words, they would be complex, fluid and uncertain.  It has forced many countries around the world to make a number of critical...