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. Business resilience is a key driver of economic prosperity in the Caribbean

    31 March 2021

    Made up of mostly Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Caribbean faces multiple vulnerabilities to climate hazards such as hurricanes, flooding, landslides, heatwaves, drought and sea level rise

  2. Pivoting social dialogue to enhance the role of unions in COVID-19 recovery

    25 March 2021

    Greater inclusion can encourage more human-centred approaches to labour solutions in the Caribbean

  3. Occupational safety and health is at the heart of COVID-19 recovery: Mainstreaming policies on infection prevention and control, psychosocial risks and ergonomics is key to effective crisis response

    23 March 2021


  1. Creating a post-pandemic Future of Work in the Caribbean: Recommendations for achieving resilient labour markets

    14 December 2020

    Registration is required to attend this Zoom webinar

  2. National Educational Seminar on Actions for Achieving SDG Target 8.7 – Eliminating Child Labour and Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2025

    8 - 10 December 2020

    The training will include a mix of live, highly interactive, online sessions hosted via Zoom; and self-paced learning materials and discussion boards.

  3. Strengthening the capacity of workers’ organizations in building back better: Advancing social dialogue for solutions

    30 November 2020

    This meeting is to establish an in-depth virtual discussion roundtable on the importance of the fourth pillar, the existing conditions of social dialogue there are in the Caribbean during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially during the phase of building back better, while strengthening the trade union movement in light of the guidelines of the ILO Centenary Declaration.