1. Call for expressions of interest: Labour Inspection Needs Assessment - Barbados, The Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

    11 October 2021

    The International Labour Organization is seeking to contract qualified international or national consultant(s) - firms or individuals - to undertake assessments of the labour inspection systems in Barbados, The Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Interested candidates are invited to review the following Terms of Reference and to submit their proposals by 23 October 2021.

  2. Looking ahead to the 343rd Session, Geneva, November 2021

    11 October 2021

    The pandemic has undoubtedly had a profound impact on the world of work that has required the intervention of the ILO and its Member states in various ways. It thus goes without saying that the strategic direction provided by the Governing Body has been critical in guaranteeing the continued and optimal support of the ILO to its Member states in these unprecedented times.

  3. The COVID-19 crisis marks an era of transformation for trade unions

    11 October 2021

    Workers’ rights are at the forefront of the recovery and should be recognized as essential to the wellbeing of society – pandemic or not.

  4. Achieving zero tolerance for workplace violence and harassment is possible through C190 ratification

    06 October 2021

    On 25 June 2021, the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) came into force. The newest ILO Convention has a clear message: violence and harassment in the world of work is unacceptable.

  5. Unemployment insurance in the Caribbean: An urgent call to protect workers and their families

    06 October 2021

    A major social protection gap in the Caribbean is the protection of the unemployed, which is the least developed social security branch in the subregion, as recognized in the ILO Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention No. 102.

  6. Preparing for the next crisis: Why businesses should prioritize resilience in their strategic planning

    06 October 2021

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, businesses have been facing overwhelming and competing challenges as they navigate the multiple impacts of the pandemic. The experience can help them adapt their operations to anticipate, mitigate and respond to the effects of future disaster events.

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    ILO warns of a recovery with high unemployment and worrying informality in Latin America and the Caribbean

    24 September 2021

    At the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, the Director-General of the ILO said that it is necessary to move towards a sustainable and resilient inclusive recovery in the face of a pandemic that “has brought the world of work to its knees”.

  8. Trade unions in Dominica, Guyana and Saint Lucia receive ILO funding to boost resilience to crises

    08 September 2021

    Support will seek to strengthen communications, digitalization and education for improved adaptation

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    Latin America and the Caribbean face an insufficient labour market recovery with a predominance of informal jobs

    08 September 2021

    Around 70 per cent of the jobs created in recent months in a group of Latin American countries are in informal conditions. Meanwhile, unemployment and the decline in labour force participation are persistent. The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for action to face the unequal impact of the crisis with more and better jobs.

  10. ILO to release new analysis on "Employment and informality in Latin America and the Caribbean: An insufficient and uneven recovery"

    07 September 2021

    The latest technical note from the Labour Overview in Times of COVID-19 Series will be launched this week to draw attention to the effects of the economic recovery on labour markets and the informal employment situation of the region.