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2019

  1. Suriname renews commitment to combat forced labour

    10 June 2019

    Suriname has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 33rd ILO Member State to do so.

  2. Caribbean Ministers of Labour agree to new set of recommendations at ILO regional meeting on future of work

    23 May 2019

    Guidelines seek to help region adapt to world of work transformations and achieve decent work for all

  3. ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour gets underway in Barbados

    13 May 2019

    ILO Director-General discusses why a decent and sustainable future of work is important for the Caribbean

  4. ILO and Government of Barbados to host 11th Caribbean Labour Ministers’ Meeting

    08 May 2019

    ILO Director-General to attend and present on ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report titled “Work for a Brighter Future”.

  5. The Future of Work in Trinidad and Tobago: Why Does Decent Work Matter?

    03 May 2019

    Joint ILO/ECA Breakfast Meeting

  6. Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    09 April 2019

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  7. ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    08 March 2019

    In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women's Day.

  8. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019

2018

  1. End of year message from Claudia Coenjaerts Director, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean

    20 December 2018

    Although unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean decreased slightly in 2018, too many men and women lost their jobs due to closures of businesses or public sector shrinking, and the young people of the Caribbean continue to feel it is better to prepare for out-migration than to build a future in their countries.

  2. Labour Overview 2018: Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean down slightly in 2018

    18 December 2018

    After three years on the rise, unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean dipped slightly in 2018, according to the ILO’s Labour Overview 2018. But there is uncertainty about future trends, amid slow growth, high volatility and concerns about the high rate of youth unemployment.