Publications

2017

  1. 2016 Labour Overview.

    24 February 2017

    The labour overview in Latin America and the Caribbean worsened in 2016. The economic deceleration experienced in the region since 2011 became a contraction of the economy as of 2016, with a significant impact this year on labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  2. Working in Rural Areas in the 21st Century. Reality and Prospects of Rural Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Thematic Labour Overview 3)

    21 February 2017

    This Thematic Labour Overview examines the reality, recent trends and prospects of rural employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides a brief, updated idea of what it means to “work in rural areas in the 21st century” in the region and offers some policy recommendations.

  3. The future of work, employment and skills in Latin America and the Caribbean

    15 February 2017

    by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Regional Director of the ILO Offi ce for Latin America and the Caribbean (September 2016)

  4. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, October-December 2016

    23 January 2017

    The October-December 2016 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: Message from Claudia Coenjaerts, Director, ILO DWT and Office for the Caribbean; Landmark Forced Labour Protocol enters into force; National Occupational and Safety and Health Policies soon to be validated in the Caribbean; ILO facilitates social dialogue Workshop for Saint Kitts and Nevis; Representatives from Government Ministries, Employers’ and Workers’ organizations in Jamaica receive training from the ILO on effective negotiation and conciliations skills; ILO supports Improve Your Business Training of the Trainers Programme in the Bahamas; ILO convenes a Workshop on labour legislation for members of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce; ILO supports the Domestic Workers Service Workers Centre Cooperative to produce new work plan; Antigua and Barbuda Trade Unions begin policy development in OSH and social protection; Moderately positive scenario for the labour market in the Caribbean; Labour Legislative reform in full swing in Trinidad and Tobago; Strengthening the Apprenticeship System in Jamaica to facilitate school-to-work transition... and more

2016

  1. 2016 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean [Executive Summary]

    14 December 2016

    This 2016 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean contains a summary of economic trends in the region’s countries and an analysis of their impacts on labour markets this year, as well as those expected in 2017.

  2. Policies to formalize paid domestic work in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    02 December 2016

    Domestic work is one of the occupations most affected by informality in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is estimated that around 18 million people are engaged in domestic work in the region, of which 77.5% are in the informal economy.

  3. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, July-September 2016

    22 October 2016

    The July to September 2016 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: New DWCP for Guyana in the pipeline - Tripartite consultations recently held to tabulate the country’s priorities; Regional Tripartite Consultation on Formalization in the Caribbean; T&T holds national forum under ILO Future of Work Initiative; CARICOM consultation on social protection and social dialogue; Tripartite Constituents in Suriname introduced to ILO Productivity Programme on Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE); Multinational enterprises and national development discussions among tripartite constituents in Barbados; Jamaica announces ratification of ILO Convention 189....and more

  4. Partners in Action: Roundtable for South – South Cooperation to accelerate the reduction of child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean - FINAL REPORT

    20 September 2016

  5. Accountability Report - Work Plan 2014 - 2015 Focal Points Network of the Regional Initiative “Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour”

    20 September 2016

  6. General briefing note - Core points

    20 September 2016