ILO in the Caribbean

COVID-19 and the world of work

  1. A 10 step tool for a safe and healthy return to work in times of COVID-19

    This tool was developed to assist employers, workers and their representatives to adopt preventive measures in the workplace against the risk of contagion of COVID-19 and other risks associated with the pandemic;encourage effective social dialogue on OSH as a key element for a safe and healthy return to workplaces;and promote good practices at sector and establishment levels in the formulation of OSH protocols to address safety and health in times of COVID-19, based on, among others, preventive principles and social dialogue.

  2. COVID-19 and the world of work

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.


  1. The passing of Mr Kertist Augustus

    21 July 2021

    Secretary Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers' Union (WAWU), Dominica

  2. Call for expressions of interest: Consultancy for Review of the Jamaica Labour Officers (Powers) Act (LOPA), 1943

    16 July 2021

    The ILO is seeking to contract a qualified national consultant to undertake review of the Labour Officers Powers Act of 1943 and to provide technical advisory to the Ministry of Labour and Social Services for preparation of recommendations for revisions to the named legislation.

  3. © L. Moscoso / OIT 2021

    ILO: At least 23 million people have transitioned to teleworking in Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 July 2021

    During the pandemic, teleworking enabled the continuity of businesses and jobs. It was an unexpected leap into the future of work that has opened a scenario of opportunities and challenges for the region, the ILO said today.


  1. Regional Launch of the International Journal of Labour Research for Americas

    19 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV)organised a high-level regional launch of the Journal on 19th July 2021.

  2. Webinar on “Protecting workers from shocks: (Un)employment insurance schemes”

    28 June 2021

    As part of a series of knowledge sharing sessions under the Joint Programme, this webinar is designed to reinforce the capacities of participants on UI protection schemes. Critical aspects of design, financing and implementation will be discussed through presentations highlighting International Labour Standards on UI, good international practices, and Caribbean experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to make comments, share experiences and put questions to the panelists.

  3. High level launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    24 June 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 24th June 2021 AT 9:00 GMT (11:00 CEST). “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.