1. Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    27 February 2012

    Saint Kitts and Nevis becomes the 24th member State to ratify the landmark Convention.

  2. Review of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) of Belize (2009-2011) and re-commitment to the DWCP implementation (2012-2015)

    20 January 2012

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Belize was signed by high-level representatives of Government, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) in May 2009; approved by Cabinet on 17 July of the same year; and officially launched on 29 October 2009. In July 2011, the tripartite constituents and select national stakeholders met to review the progress they had made with regard to programme implementation and to identify outstanding work items. They also revisited the priorities of the programme against the background of experience, changing conditions in the internal and external environments and a better knowledge of the contexts in which inter-institutional collaboration is being undertaken.

  3. Workshop on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises

    16 January 2012

    A workshop is to be organized to present and validate a draft report on an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Barbados


  1. Labour inspectors undergo ILO OSH training

    19 October 2011

    Labour inspectors of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago will undergo training on occupational safety and health by the International Labour Office (ILO) for the Caribbean

  2. OECS labour officials and statisticians prepare for introduction of Labour Market Information System

    26 September 2011

    A two-week training course to support the introduction of a new Labour Market Information System for members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

  3. ILO and ACM to host regional media workshop on Communicating Rights at Work

    26 September 2011

    The Workshop will provide journalists and other media professionals with the knowledge and skills to use international labour standards in their media reporting This will have the effect of raising public awareness of internationally-recognized human rights at work and their relevance to social and labour issues and national development.

  4. ILO-CDB-UNESCO offer training to enhance skills development policies and systems in region

    26 September 2011

    Senior policy and technical staff of Ministries of Labour and Education, and National Training Agencies/Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Councils from across the Caribbean are to be exposed to training in the area of promoting effective skills development policies and systems

  5. OECS members adopt common strategy for achieving decent work

    01 September 2011

    With the support of the International Labour Office, Decent Work Programmes (2010-2015) have been developed by the tripartite constituents in each of the seven full members of the OECS

  6. Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    11 August 2011

    On 11 August 2011 the Government of Antigua and Barbuda communicated to the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Antigua and Barbuda is the third Caribbean country, after the Bahamas and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, to ratify the MLC, 2006

  7. ILO hosts OSHE training workshop for OECS labour inspectors

    21 June 2011

    The Workshop is one of the activities of the ILO's Programme on Occupational Safety and Health and Environment (OSHE) in the Caribbean which was initiated in January 2011.