ILO regional training course for labour dispute for conciliators and mediators

The course is being held for conciliators and mediators in industrial disputes of the Ministries of Labour throughout the Caribbean region.

News | 21 April 2008
PORT OF SPAIN (ILO News) - The ILO Subregional Office for the Caribbean will conduct a regional training course on Conciliation and Mediation in Labour Disputes on 24-30 April 2008 at the Le Meridien Pegasus, Guyana. The Honourable Manzoor Nadir, Minister of Labour, Human Services and Social Security is expected to deliver the opening address on 24 April 2008.

The course is being held for conciliators and mediators in industrial disputes of the Ministries of Labour throughout the Caribbean region. Representatives of selected employers’ and workers’ organizations have also been invited to attend the course.

Facilitated by ILO Consultant, Samuel J. Goolsarran, the course aims to enhance the skills and competencies of those involved in conciliation and mediation of labour disputes. Participants will gain a better understanding of the styles, techniques and approaches used in conflict management and dispute resolution processes, negotiation, and conciliation and mediation.

The course is being offered in response to the growing need for improved conflict management skills and is expected to contribute to fostering better labour relations through consensus-based approaches.

Over thirty representatives of nineteen Caribbean countries will participate in the training course.

This workshop is the last in a series of four ILO regional training workshops designed to enhance the capacity of labour ministry officials as well as representatives of employers’ ad workers’ organizations to perform their roles and responsibilities as they relate to various aspects of labour administration. Other training workshops have already been held last year on the following subjects: Essential Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, and Advanced Labour Administration and Industrial Relations.