Caribbean Labour Ministers meeting in Barbados

Some of the delegates at the Meeting (Photo via Barbados Nation)
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(Barbados Nation) The 11th International Labour Organisation (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour officially started this week in Barbados under the theme ‘Shaping a brighter future of work for the Caribbean”.

Hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations of the Government of Barbados, the event launched with an opening ceremony at Accra Hotel yesterday.

Keynote speakers included Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, and Colin Jordan, Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations for Barbados.  Other Ministers of Labour from across the Caribbean, representatives of regional employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as representatives of other United Nations agencies and regional organizations were also in attendance.

This year’s Meeting is based on the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report titled “Work for a Brighter Future”.  It was published in January 2019, at the beginning of the ILO’s Centenary year, kicking off the organisation’s celebrations. It explores how major transformations are challenging the world of work and how those changes are affecting governments, employers, workers and society as a whole and provides a number of recommendations to shape a future of work with social justice.

Read more at: Barbados Nation

 

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