01 July 2020
The unemployment rate could rise between 4 and 5 percentage points, raising the number of unemployed in the region to a historical record of 41 million people. If the crisis worsens, the employment situation could worsen, amplifying social inequalities. A new ILO Labour Outlook will be the subject of analysis this Thursday at the ILO Regional Summit of the Americas to be convened within the framework of the ILO World Summit.
Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO
29 June 2020
ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.
26 June 2020
Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.
03 June 2020
"The workplace will no longer be the same." The new guide seeks to facilitate the application of safety and health measures in times of COVID-19, and is aimed at companies, workers and their representatives, as well as other stakeholders involved in a task that is considered decisive for productive reactivation.
Media Advisory: Fourth ILO Caribbean virtual roundtable to discuss termination of employment, aftermath and related legal issues in times of COVID-19
02 June 2020
The virtual roundtable will seek to advance regional dialogue on how workers, employers and governments can effectively cope with termination of employment due to the reduction in economic activity caused by the crisis.
29 May 2020
For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.
Prioritizing Security and Health Policies at Work is Necessary for the Post COVID-19 Reactivation of Production and Employment to be Safe and Healthy
21 May 2020
ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
13 May 2020
The region records significant losses in working hours, marked by a severe deterioration in the second quarter of 2020 from the first quarter of the same year
Media Advisory: Third ILO virtual roundtable on COVID-19 to discuss possible mitigation and building back better measures for Caribbean MSMEs
12 May 2020
The virtual roundtable will seek to advance regional dialogue on how Caribbean Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the organizations that support them can generate opportunities and ensure the devastating effects of the crisis are not put to further waste
04 May 2020
What should be the key policy measures to relaunch the Global economy affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shares her views on the needs and expectations from the trade union movement on how to address the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Ms Burrow calls also for more solidarity and the need to strengthen Multilateralism…