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  1. 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Alliance 8.7 global partnership, is launching the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, to encourage legislative and practical actions to eradicate child labour worldwide. The International Year was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019. A main aim of the year […]

    January 18, 2021ControversyNo comments
  2. ILO: COVID-19 recovery in the Caribbean will be gradual but working hour losses expected to remain high

    While partial reopening of Caribbean economies is showing some immediate signs of socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced output, export and fiscal space continue to take a massive toll on regional labour markets according to a recently released report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Estimates produced in September 2020 (not necessarily robust following […]

    December 9, 2020BusinessNo comments

    The celebration of Labour Day across the world is an expression of the unification of the workers’ movement, and identifies with the common struggles engaging the attention of labour. In today’s world where globalization threatens the existence of unions, unification of the movement is imperative. The 1991 economic crisis in Barbados marked a watershed period […]

    May 1, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. ILO opens 9th Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers in The Bahamas

    Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas delivered the keynote address at the Ninth ILO Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers held at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau. Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Dr. Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat […]

    March 6, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. “Apple’s Sexist and Racist Employment Policies: ‘As American as Apple Pie?'” By Rebecca Theodore

    {EDITOR’s NOTE: The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author and any commenters on this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of nor official policies of} Here, in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay area of northern California many of the world’s largest technology corporations thrive […]

    September 14, 2014Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    The rights of children are often under-evaluated. It has been known that children under the age of 18 years often forced to work to provide for their families. Many of these children died as the result of the harsh environments that their tender and under-nourished bodies endured. As a result, developing nations have designed specific […]

    August 31, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Stop Human Trafficking: a short film produced by the British High Commission and US Embassy

    Fact: Human Trafficking is modern Slavery. Fact: It is happening in the Caribbean. Fact: We need to stop HUMAN TRAFFICKING. This short film produced by the British High Commission and US Embassy discusses with people in Barbados what they know about human trafficking. The film highlights that through awareness of what human trafficking is we […]

    October 13, 2013Controversy, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. “The Role of Labour Standards in Accessing International Markets and Supporting the Caribbean Single Market” – Remarks delivered by Cedric Murrell, President, Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, to an ILO/BEC Workshop

    Let me begin my brief remarks by thanking the Barbados Employers’ Confederation for extending the invitation to the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Association of Barbados to be represented at today’s workshop. I am also appreciative of the opportunity afforded me to address this Opening Ceremony, which has as its theme, ‘The Role of […]

    March 21, 2013Business, EditorialNo comments