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. #ResilientWithDecentWork

    Events calendar - ILO Caribbean COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable Series

    These topical and thematic virtual roundtables are open to the public and are 1.5 hours long. Panelists include representatives from governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, media, academia, as well as members of the general public who are interested in the topics.

  3. 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. Message from Dennis Zulu, Director, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean on the Anniversary of the ILO Caribbean Office

    20 October 2020

    As we observe the 51st anniversary of the opening of the Office, we look forward to a better tomorrow working together as ILO tripartite constituents, the UN family and other partners towards a more resilient and sustainable recovery, which will lead to the achievement of decent work for all in the Caribbean region

  2. 6 Years of sustained commitment to achieve a joint goal: end child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean

    14 October 2020

    With a view to the International Year 2021, the Network of Focal Points will hold its 6th Annual Meeting virtually from October 27 to 30, 2020 to define priorities, redouble commitments and agree on its action plan on child labour in the context of the crisis associated with COVID-19 and the recovery stage.

  3. ILO: 34 million jobs lost in Latin America and the Caribbean due to crisis

    30 September 2020

    COVID-19 leaves behind a drastic contraction in employment and income in the region. Signs of an early recovery suggest that millions could return to seek employment in the coming weeks, highlighted the ILO in a new edition of its Labour Overview.


  1. #MyFutureofWork

    12 August 2020

    Young people and their look to a future that is #postCOVID in Latin America and the Caribbean. What comes after the crisis? The International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling for an urgent conversation: we want to hear youth voices through social media and invite them to a large virtual meeting on August 12.

  2. COVID-19 in the Americas: Strengthening social dialogue, collective bargaining and mechanisms in labour relations

    28 July 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic does not justify any restriction on the fundamental rights at work enshrined in international labour standards, and full respect for these rights is a precondition for effective social dialogue. Strengthening social dialogue and respect for labour rights is therefore essential. However, in order to implement it, the strengthening of each of the actors is a priority, paying special attention to the workers' sector not only in their capacity to negotiate, but also in deepening the arguments for agreements in the new phase, recognising that in the post-pandemic period the world will be left with a high level of unemployment, inequality, poverty, debt and political frustration.

  3. Saving jobs, creating new ones and making people more employable. Shaping good labour market policies for post COVID-19 response

    24 June 2020

    This virtual roundtable will present some of the underlying principles and current practices on how governments and social partners can engage and undertake measures aimed at preserving jobs and creating new ones. It will also focus on how they can contribute to increasing the employability of people who have been dismissed.