Overview

The Barbados Employers’ Confederation has membership of approximately 210 members ranging from micro enterprises (of less than 5 people) to large conglomerates. For easy management of such a vast number of members the Confederation divided its members into various trade groups. These groups are: 

  1. Construction and Allied Services Group
  2. Distribution Group
  3. Garage Group
  4. Manufacturers Group
  5. Hospitality Services Group
  6. Financial Services Group
  7. Ancillary Services
  8. Travel, Utility and Energy Group
  9. Association Members
    • Barbados Agricultural Management Company
    • Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association
    • Barbados Sugar Industry Ltd.
    • Shipping Association of Barbados

BEC Membership Advantages

As a member of BEC you receive many benefits. We provide our members with the following services as part of their membership fee: 

  • Industrial relations and HR advice and support 
  • Interpretation of current labour legislation, regulations and recommendations for good employment 
  • Occupational health and safety advice 
  • Representing employers’ interests in employment issues before Government 
  • Networking with Regional and International Organizations of Employers to develop best employer practices
  • Access to timely information via our publications and guidance notes
  • Specials rates on all training programs
  • Access to podcasts via the website

The following services attract a consultancy fee:

  • Collective agreement negotiations
  • Handling grievance or disciplinary matters
  • Matters before the Labour Department or Employment Rights Tribunal
  • Health and safety consulting
  • Policy development