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  • Photo of Consultations underway to improve social protection in Region

    Consultations underway to improve social protection in Region

    Regional representatives converged at the CARICOM Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, on Monday to discuss measures to improve social protection within the Region. Social Protection refers to interventions from public, private, voluntary organisation and social networks, to support communities, households and individuals, in their efforts to prevent, manage and overcome a defined set of risks and vulnerabilities. The Regional representatives are…

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  • ILO signs MOU with CARICOM to provide assistance on a regional LMIS

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to provide technical support for the implementation of its Labour Market Information System (LMIS) Project for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) under the 10th European Development Fund. In particular it will customize the IT tool “.Stat” for CARICOM LMIS purposes. “.Stat”…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and ILO Sign Significant MOU

    CARICOM and ILO Sign Significant MOU

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is closer to setting up a labour market information system for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the CARICOM Secretariat with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in June. The MOU allows CARICOM Member States to utilise ‘.Stat’, a software tool, for the…

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  • ‘SAMOA Pathway’ – Outcomes from the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    Port-of-Spain (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes the outcomes of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held in Apia, Samoa on 1-4 September 2014, and the adoption of the ‘Samoa Pathway’ – Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action, for the implementation of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Guided by the purposes…

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  • Photo of ILO holds National Bipartite Meetings for social partners in Saint Lucia and Grenada

    ILO holds National Bipartite Meetings for social partners in Saint Lucia and Grenada

    The first Meeting in Saint Lucia will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel on Tuesday, 7 July; and the Meeting in Grenada will be held at the Public Workers' Union on Thursday, 9 July. Under the EU-funded Programme to strengthen the capacity of the Caribbean Employers' Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) to enable them to…

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  • Photo of Bringing Caricom labour closer

    Bringing Caricom labour closer

    On May 26, the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to identify areas where common legislative and regulatory principles having regional application are essential, and formulate in legislation principles facilitating the establishment and operation of business and the free movement of labour within Caricom common space.…

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  • Caribbean Labour Ministers commit to strengthening social dialogue … while focusing on youth employment and the greening of the economy

    PORT OF SPAIN (ILO) – The 9th International Labour Organization (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers concluded on March 4, 2015, with a commitment to strengthen social dialogue further both at the national and regional levels, and with renewed impetus to focus on creative solutions to the problem of youth unemployment and the greening of the economy.  The Meeting, themed…

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  • Photo of Regional Labour and Employers Organisations sign social dialogue project with ILO

    Regional Labour and Employers Organisations sign social dialogue project with ILO

    A 1.7 million Euro (USD 2 million) Project, signed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from the European Union in December 2014, was formally launched with the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) at last week’s 9th Caribbean Ministers of Labour Meeting in Nassau, Bahamas. The Project, which is financed under the 10th…

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  • Photo of “Decent Work for Sustainable Development” – Regional Labour Ministers Meeting

    “Decent Work for Sustainable Development” – Regional Labour Ministers Meeting

    Caribbean Community Labour Ministers opened a two-day conference in The Bahamas, Tuesday with their attention focused on  pressing labour matters impacting the region. The Bahamas Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie officially opened the conference, Tuesday morning at the British Colonial Hilton. Also addressing the Opening Ceremony were Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder; Giovanni di…

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  • Photo of ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour to address ‘Decent Work for Sustainable Development’

    ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour to address ‘Decent Work for Sustainable Development’

    The 9th ILO Meeting of the Caribbean Ministers of Labour, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of The Bahamas, will be held on 3-4 March 2015 at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, The Bahamas. The Meeting will bring together Ministers with responsibility for Labour, Permanent Secretaries and high-level officials of the English- and…

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