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Three special days to mark the contribution and safety of the worker will be marked during next week’s Social Security and Workers’ week of activities.{{more}}

The announcement was made on Tuesday by stake- holders for the safety and wellness of workers at the National Insurance Services (NIS) building at Upper Bay Street.

Noel Jackson, head of the National Workers’ Movement (NWM), joined with Director of the NIS Reginald Thomas, Executive Secretary of the National Employers’ Federation Phyllis Primus, among others, to discuss the week which runs from April 25 to May 1 under the theme “A Safe And healthy Environment Makes A Productive Worker.”

Jackson announced that during the week, Social Security Day will be observed on April 27, Occupational Safety and Health Day will be celebrated on April 28, with International Workers Day observed on May 1.

Jackson indicated that during the week, emphasis will be placed on social security, safety and health and productive issues.

On Sunday 25, the programme begins with a church service at the Kingstown Methodist Church, followed by a panel discussion on the tri-partite relationship on Monday at the Peace Memorial Hall.

Tuesday will see a one-day workshop on strategic issues in productivity management to be facilitated by Director of the Barbados National Productivity Council John Pilgrim.

Another workshop will be held on Wednesday, dealing wth the impact of social security on occupational safety, health and productivity and will be facilitated by the NIS.

The NIS will host an open day with members of the public and stakeholders, where they intend to interact and highlight the importance of occupational safety and health and social security.

Friday is regarded as a mobililzation day when stakeholders plan to get as many persons geared up for Saturday’s International Labour Day activities, which include a walk, games, prize giving and addresses from representatives from the National Labour Congress, National Insurances Services, the Employers Federation and the Ministry of Labour.

On that day, funds raised will go towards the St. Benedict Day Nursery and Children’s Home.

Throughout the week, a series of radio messages will be delivered by a number of unions and stakeholders in the workers movement. (JJ)

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