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2016

  1. First official Caribbean visit of ILO Regional Director, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

    12 February 2016

    Mr Salazar-Xirinachs is expected to attend the first meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago bipartite forum

  2. Media Advisory - ILO supports first meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago bipartite forum

    11 February 2016

    The meeting follows an agreement on 5 November 2015 by the affiliates of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) to establish formal bipartite forums in 15 Caribbean countries in order to deepen cooperation between trade unions and employers’ organizations to better coordinate research and advocacy on matters of mutual importance.

  3. ECATT and HASC sign Memorandum of Understanding

    01 February 2016

    Implementation of the National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS in all workspaces throughout Trinidad and Tobago on the agenda

  4. United Kingdom joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    22 January 2016

    The UK has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, adding its support to Norway and Niger in the campaign to end modern slavery.

2015

  1. End of year message from the Director, ILO Office for the Caribbean and closure of the Office during the Christmas break

    20 December 2015

    Ms. Coenjaerts speaks of building and even stronger programme for the Caribbean in 2016, focused is on implementation and action.

  2. ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean attends inter-American meeting in Mexico

    10 December 2015

    Also attending were Caribbean representatives from the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

  3. ILO and Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies update collaboration

    10 December 2015

    The agreement was signed on 1 December 2015, by Claudia Coenjaerts, Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean and Dr Denise-Margaret Thompson, Director, Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies (CCLCS).

  4. ILO: 1.7 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean

    10 December 2015

    The ILO’s 2015 Labour Overview indicates that the economic slowdown has caused a rise in unemployment, particularly among women and young people, and there are signs of increased informality. The situation is worrying and poses policy challenges to the countries of the region. Unemployment could rise again in 2016.

  5. ILO Director-General: 'Millions of women and men with disabilities face exclusion'

    03 December 2015

    "Today, we renew our commitment to achieving full and equal rights and participation in society for all women and men with disabilities," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  6. Last chance to enter ILO global media competition on labour migration

    17 November 2015