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CPE WORKSHOP: “NURSING: THE BALANCE OF THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT”

-Nurses Committee- IN COMMEMORATION OF NURSES WEEK INVITES ALL NURSING STAFF (INCLUDING REGISTERED NURSES, MENTAL HEALTH NURSES, SISTERS, & NURSING OFFICERS) TO CPE WORKSHOPS UNDER THE THEME: “NURSING: THE BALANCE OF THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT”   ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY MAY 9TH & 11TH, 2017 AT 8:30 AM NUPW HEADQUARERS, DALKEITH ROAD MICHAEL   […]

73RD ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE

THEME:    “Productivity: The Key to Economic & Social Development” VENUE:    Union Headquarters, Dalkeith Road, St. Michael Formal Opening 5.30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 Business Session 11.00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 A G E N D A Call to Order/Ascertainment of Quorum 1. Prayers 2 Announcements 3. Appointment of Credentials Committee 4. […]

International Women’s Day Message

The Gender Affairs Committee of the National Union of Public Workers of Barbados joins the rest of the World in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017 under the theme “Be Bold For Change.” We applaud the political, social and economic achievements of the women of Barbados, and across the World. Woman’s Day was first observed in […]

Appointments in the Public Service

The questions regarding the appointment of temporary officers: what have been the challenges in trying to resolve the issue?  Appointments were always on the unions agenda for more than 20 years. During the past general secretary tenure he would have submitted proposals for persons to be appointed. However, he was unsuccessful. Appointments in the past […]

Sequence of Events – GAIA Inc. Salaries and Wages Proposal

Date Activity June 15 2015 NUPW contended that 3.5% pay increase was due to GAIA Inc. Staff.  Negotiations continued between NUPW and Labour Department March 8 2016 GAIA Inc. staff requested the union concentrate on new negotiations rather than pursing 3.5% pay increase April 11 2016 New salaries and wages proposal sent to GAIA Inc. […]

Introduction of Twenty-Four Hour Work System

INTRODUCTION During the last three decades Barbados’ economic landscape has become increasingly diversified with tourism replacing the sugar industry as the primary foreign exchange earner.  Financial and offshore services (e.g. banking, shipping registration, processing of airline passenger tickets, processing of health services records, etc) have been introduced also as means of earning vital foreign exchange […]