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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   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Defining the Contract of Employment

In this dynamic and globalised environment of work, there is a proliferation of the practice of engaging persons as independent contractors also referred to as self employed persons. In seeking to escape the obligations that must be extended to employees, employers are opting to engage persons on terms that are often misconstrued as being self […]