Barbados Workers' Union

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Full nameBarbados Workers' Union
FoundedOctober, 1941
AffiliationITUC, CCL
Key peopleLinda Brooks, president general
Toni Moore, general secretary
Office locationBridgetown, Barbados

The Barbados Workers' Union is a trade union in Barbados. It was established in October 1941. It has 25,000 members and represents them directly, negotiating with individual companies in each sector. Its membership covers all areas of employment in Barbados: Agriculture, Tourism and Restaurant Services, Transport (Road, Sea and Air), Government and Statutory Boards, Banking and Insurance, Manufacturing and Industry, Construction, Commerce and General Services.[1]

LeRoy Trotman, the general secretary, is a former president of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

The Barbados Workers’ Union Labour College, the residential educational arm of the BWU was opened on 20 September 1974.[2]


  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.

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