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Welcome to the online library and resource centre of the Barbados Employers’ Confederation. This is your gateway to relevant legislation, new trends, employment policies, helpful hints and interesting/enlightening articles and clippings.

Within the library you will also find our monthly newsletter, the BEC @ Work, which will provide you with a look into the work of the BEC. The library at the BEC should be your first stop when you are looking for information on what is current and relevant in the world of industrial relations and human resource management.




BEC @ Work – Several times a year we publish our newsletter BEC@Work. This is distributed solely by email and is available to all members free of cost. The BEC@ Work provides the reader with insight into the work of the BEC as well as useful articles and quick facts on the Industrial Relations landscape of Barbados.

The Red Book: Guide to Employment Relations in Barbados
– The first issue of this guide was widely utilised by Human Resource and Industrial Relations practitioners within Barbados. A revised edition which reflects recent changes to the Industrial Relations landscape of Barbados is now available for purchase from the BEC. It is a useful How-To Guide for employers and human resource professionals.


BEC Labour Digest – Every other year we publish the BEC Labour Digest. This is an up to date compendium of wages rates and working conditions in Barbados.


BEC Occupational Safety and Health Digest - The BEC Health and Safety Digest is a quarterly publication. It is distributed to members via email and provides critical information on local and international occupational health and safety issues.