Port-of-Spain –The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in coordination with the ILO Office for the Caribbean will hold a high-level sub-regional conference in Port-of-Spain from 14 to 15 February 2019.
The Conference “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ Perspectives from the Caribbean” will bring together trade union leaders and voices from UN agencies, academia, governments and employers from across the sub-region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges in the present and future world of work.
The event will focus on current developments in the world of work and how countries can develop appropriate strategies to face the expected changes in the world of work – with a particular focus on the role of trade unions in this process.
“This Conference is part of set of activities that ACTRAV is promoting in the different regions across the world to stress the importance for workers’ organizations to be part in the discussions on the Future of Work. We hope that this Conference will be an occasion for the Unions to find changes to be made for their internal organizations to implement the future of work we all want” explains Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of ACTRAV.
During the Conference, a special session will be organized to discuss the Report of the ILO independent Global Commission on the Future of Work and new ways to promote decent work and social justice in the Caribbean.
Senator the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Trinidad and Tobago will address the conference participants at the opening ceremony, along with Mr Michael Anisette, General Secretary, National Trade Union Centre, Trinidad and Tobago, Ms Maria Helena André, Director, ILO ACTRAV, Geneva, and Mr Hassan Ndahi, Senior Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean.