COVID-19 and the world of work
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.
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.
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.
01 September 2020
Mr Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), has appointed Mr Dennis Zulu, a Zambian national, as the new Director of ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean with effect from 01 September 2020.
25 August 2020
New report assesses sector job losses and other decent work deficits due to COVID-19
Call for Expression of Interest Study: Assessment of the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020) and of the Impacts on Trade Unions (TU) in Saint Lucia.
17 August 2020
This exercise will entail the collection and analysis of data and information from target stakeholders in Saint Lucia, to develop an empirical basis for Trade Union participation in national policy and decision-making and implementation of national resilience interventions.
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.
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.
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.