Labour Matters

Find out about your right as an employee under the labour laws of Barbados regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Welcome to the first episode of a brand new podcast called Labour Matters with attorney and social ...more

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August 23, 2021 00:23:17
Labour Matters Episode 7: My employer mandates vaccination

Labour Matters Episode 7: My employer mandates vaccination

What steps should you take if your employer mandates a COVID-19 vaccine as a requirement for work? Labour attorney Michelle Russell explains this and more, this week on Labour Matters. ...

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August 02, 2021 00:23:47
Labour Matters Episode 6: Caveats on mandatory vaccinations

Labour Matters Episode 6: Caveats on mandatory vaccinations

This week on Labour Matters, attorney Michelle Russell looks at why it might be premature for Government to be considering mandatory vaccinations. From the start, the Government of Barbados says it is following the mandate of the World Health Organisation, but that body lists certain caveats on use of the COVID-19 vaccines and these are also examined in this episode.   ...

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July 26, 2021 00:22:19
Labour Matters Episode 5: Vaccine Coercion?

Labour Matters Episode 5: Vaccine Coercion?

This week on Labour Matters, attorney Michelle Russell looks at the legality of employers requiring workers who are unvaccinated or choose not to reveal their status, should submit negative PCR Tests on a regular basis. This amounts to a change in the terms of employment and also goes against some sections of the Employment Rights Act. Who is responsible for paying for PCR tests? Who is liable for adverse effects on the worker? What about those who are vaccinated? ...

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July 19, 2021 00:21:26
Labour Matters Episode 4: Toxic workplace practices

Labour Matters Episode 4: Toxic workplace practices

Is your workplace engaging in toxic practices? Are employers infringing on your rights or using emotional blackmail? In this week’s episode of Labour Matters, attorney and social activist Michelle M. Russell discusses how to set healthy boundaries in the workplace, what your rights are as an employee under the Shops Act or Common Law and how to recognise toxic workplace practices. ...

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June 28, 2021 00:24:23
Labour Matters Episode 3: Teachers deserve holiday too

Labour Matters Episode 3: Teachers deserve holiday too

Teachers and their unions rejected a proposal from the Ministry of Education to teach vacation school. In the episode of Labour Matters, attorney and social activist Michelle M. Russell discusses the legal issues around vacation, burn out on the job and the importance of rest. She also spoke with a long-time teacher to get an idea of how they coped with the challenges of teaching online, COVID restrictions, the ashfall and managing their own lives. Coverage brought to you by eWallet by MassyCard @massycardbb ...

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June 21, 2021 00:30:36
Labour Matters Episode 2: Covid-19 vaccines and employees 2

Labour Matters Episode 2: Covid-19 vaccines and employees 2

In the second episode of Labour Matters, attorney and social activist Michelle M. Russell makes the distinction between vaccines for herd immunity and their usefulness for workplace safety, She also discusses: Whether it is reasonable for an employer to demand that all or the majority of workers be vaccinated at this time. Whether an employer can require vaccination for new employees. And she answers questions submitted by listeners. Coverage brought to you by eWallet by  MassyCard. ...

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