15 October 2019
In this issue: ILO Future of Work Report shapes dialogue for First Biennial Caribbean Workers’ Forum; ILO Caribbean Director delivers keynote address at GAWU Conference; ILO participates in the 30th Meeting of Heads of CARICOM Social Security Organizations; ILO standards help to guide regional meeting on Caribbean labour migration governance; WIN-WIN Project assesses research on women’s entrepreneurship development in Jamaica; Capacity building in vocational training in the Caribbean featured at CINTERFOR Technical Committee Meeting; ILO Caribbean leads discussions on strengthening employment services for persons with disabilities in T&T; Caribbean countries take major steps to advance ILO Resilience Project; and more
28 August 2019
Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.
22 July 2019
The report provides stakeholders in the community – media, funders, business support organizations, elected officials, service providers, customers, and women themselves – with information and intelligence that can inform practices, policies and advocacy efforts that encourage the professional development of women in our society.
16 July 2019
In this issue: International Labour Conference ends with the adoption of key Convention and Declaration; ILO and NEDCO team up to encourage effective entrepreneurship in T&T; Suriname to advance new Sustainable Development Goal-focused Decent Work Country Programme; The Bahamas National Tripartite Council to review and upgrade Decent Work Country Programme - Youth to play key role in the process; Guyana and Jamaica piloting ILO-ECLAC Child Labour Risk Identification Model; 11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour showcases why achieving a decent and sustainable future of work matters for the region; ILO hosts the 5th CAMEO; Bundling capacity building services for women entrepreneurs in Haiti; Guyana launches new OSH Policy; ILO and NUDE hold Domestic workers workshop in Trinidad; Suriname renews commitment to combat forced labour; T&T embarks on labour law reform process; and more
19 June 2019
The aim of this document is to offer practical guidance on how to address six institutional challenges in organizing the informal economy into trade unions. The guide relies on practical and important lessons on how to integrate the diverse group of informal economy workers and operators into the formal structures of the trade union movement. It also addresses the benefits and the challenges of organizing informal economy workers, and hereby enacts and supports the implementation of Recommendation No. 204.
11 June 2019
Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO is launching an appeal to its development partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis that the Latin American region. The ILO is leading the inter-agency response on socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, and has developed this comprehensive intervention strategy together with IOM, FAO and OAS. The estimated funding need is US$ 8.7 million.
02 May 2019
11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour, Barbados, 14-15 May 2019
26 April 2019
This revision has been done with the full collaboration and participation of the social partners and other key stakeholders. The policy seeks to address existing as well as emerging challenges related to the changes in the work environment. It provides for the inclusion of persons in the informal sector and a framework for addressing these issues in a collaborative and coordinated manner.
09 April 2019
In this issue: Future of Work conference focuses on the role of unions in achieving decent work for all in the Caribbean; Curaçao strengthens its social dialogue system; Guyana advances Decent Work Country Programme commitments; ILO / Ministry of Labour hackathons seek to tailor on-the-job-training programmes to youth employment in Trinidad and Tobago; UNICEF U-Report Network asks: what do you think about Trinidad and Tobago’s On-the-Job Training Programme? Suriname officially launches Report on National Child Labour Survey; ILO Convenes the First Meeting of the WED Assessment Working Group; A glimpse at our centenary initiatives; Belize hosts social protection event and affirms commitment to developing national employment policy; Mastercard Foundation partners with ILO to create new database on youth in the labour market; ILO Caribbean Office welcomes new Communications and Information Officer; and more
25 January 2019
The Suriname Child Labour Survey 2017 (SCLS) was conducted by the Research Institute for Social Sciences (IMWO) of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname in collaboration and with technical support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).