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The National Employment Policy of Barbados

The National Employment Policy of Barbados has been prepared with the ultimate intention of ensuring that workers in Barbados have access to full, productive and freely chosen employment. It therefore charts a pathway for the moulding of an environment that embraces the decent work concept. This policy is a manifestation of the fact that in Barbados, the greatest asset is arguably the human resource and as such, is critical to the objective of ensuring that Barbados becomes a developed country, consistent with the National Strategic Plan 2006-2025. This policy also takes note of the fact that all necessary efforts to develop the human resource must be multi-faceted in nature, where Government, the Private Sector, Trade Unions and Civil society are provided with meaningful opportunities to have their voices heard in making recommendations that contribute to the development of Barbados.