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. Keeping international labour standards relevant and up to date

    30 April 2022

    Many countries in the Caribbean are bound by Conventions that have been classified as “out-of-date”. These member States are strongly encouraged to consider ratification of the related up-to-date Conventions to avoid a gap in legal protection following the abrogation of a ratified instrument.

  2. ILO Caribbean Office-CINTEFOR launch new course on Quality apprenticeships in the Caribbean

    14 April 2022

    Participants from Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago representing Ministries of Labour, employers’ and workers’ organizations and technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions are taking the course

  3. ILO conducts sensitization workshop on international labour standards reporting for officials in Belize

    13 April 2022

    The workshop aimed to support Belize in fulfilling its annual obligation to report on ratified ILO Conventions.


  1. Launch of the report "Decent work deficits among rural workers"

    7 July 2022

    This webinar is bringing together senior trade union leaders, workers and allies, ILO leadership, researchers, and academicians to discuss about challenges, opportunities and strategies to address the decent work deficits in the rural economy.

  2. Launch of the Training Manual for workers’ organizations on Dealing with crisis arising from conflicts and disasters

    6 April 2022

    This panel discussion will provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of social dialogue in matters related to conflicts and disasters by insisting on the role of the ILO, its social partners, and International Labour Standards in crisis situations. It will focus on the key role that workers’ organizations have in this important field.

  3. Tax Administration: Compliance and Demonstration of Online Capabilities

    30 November 2021

    This thematic virtual seminar organised by the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) with support from the ILO Caribbean Office, is the second in the series for November 2021.