NATIONAL BIPARTITE MEETING: Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations
St. Vincent and the Grenadines would host the 10th in a series of national bipartite workshops organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in conjunction with the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation and the Caribbean Congress of Labour. The workshop, which would be held at the Methodist Church Hall, Kingstown, will convene at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The opening ceremony is expected to hear remarks from Ms. Helena Thomas – President, St. Vincent Employers’ Federation and Mr. Joseph Bonadie – General Secretary, Commercial Technical and Allied Workers Union. The keynote address would be presented by the Hon. Maxwell Charles – Minister of National Security, the Public Service, Labour, Information, and Ecclesiastical Affairs.
New Director Appointed to the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean
Ms Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective 1 August 2015.
Needs Assessment and Status Report Consultancy re: Implementation of OECS Labour Force Survey in OECS Member States
OECS Commission, Castries St. Lucia, February 3rd, 2015 - The OECS Commission under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Project Economic Integration and Trade of OECS, has secured the services of Consultant Justine Cleophas Pierre (Labour Market and TVET Consultant) to undertake an assessment and status report regarding the implementation of the OECS Labour Force Survey in the beneficiary Member States - Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Labour Department prepares for pilot Job Openings and Labour Turnover Survey (JOLTS)
Plans are on the way by the Labour Department to conduct the St.Vincent & the Grenadines Job Openings and Labour Turnover Survey (JOLTS) scheduled for November 2014. The survey will take place as a pilot project for the member countries of the OECS with initial funding provided jointly by the OECS Secretariat and the ILO. The survey instrument was designed by Senior Specialist for Employment & Labour Market Policies at the ILO’ office in Port of Spain- Dr. Reynold Simons and was reviewed at a two-day consultation meeting of OECS Directors of Statistics held in June of this year in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.