ILO launches first in a series of training workshops for labour officials

News | 02 July 2007
The United Nation's International Labour Organization, Subregional Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Labour, Saint Kitts and Nevis, will launch the first of a series of training workshops on Labour Administration in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The first course, entitled "Essential Labour Administration Training" will take place at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel, Frigate Bay, Saint Kitts and Nevis on 3-5 July 2007.

The Honourable Gerald Astaphan, Minister of National Security, Immigration and Labour will deliver the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony carded for 3 July 2007 at 9:00a.m.

Over 36 labour officials of CARICOM Member States and overseas territories as well as representatives of trade unions and employers’ organizations who actively serve on tripartite labour advisory bodies, will participate in this introductory three-day workshop.

The training workshop aims to enable participants to have a better understanding and appreciation of the functions and services associated with labour administration and industrial relations with particular reference to international labour standards. .

The facilitator for the workshop is Labour-Management Consultant, Samuel J. Goolsarran, who served as the former ILO Senior Specialist on Industrial Relations and Labour Administration at the ILO Subregional Office for the Caribbean.

Three other ILO training workshops are planned for 2007, in the areas of labour inspection, advanced industrial relations, and conciliation and mediation.

The International Labour Organization is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for setting and supervising the application of international labour standards. International labour standards are essential for providing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.