Caribbean Future of Work Forum

Will more jobs be provided?

A Caribbean Future of Work Forum, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, will be held on 22 February 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Forum will bring together Ministers with responsibility for Labour, Permanent Secretaries and high-level officials of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, as well as representatives from the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC), civil society, academia, development partners and the United Nations.

The Hon. Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica and Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO, will address the Opening Ceremony. As well as Ms Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, President, CCL and Mr Wayne Chen, President, CEC.

Under the Future of Work Centenary Initiative which the ILO launched in 2013, this Forum will examine the drivers of change as they affect the world of work in the Caribbean and identify the proactive action needed to shape the future of work that we want.

Three themes will frame an engaging discussions with panellists, including the ILO Regional Director, Mr Jose Manuel Salazar Xirinachs, and the audience:

  • Decent Jobs for All
  • Governance of Work
  • Organization of Work and Production

The media is cordially invited to cover the Event on 22 February 2017 from 1-6 p.m. at Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, New Kingston

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