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The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ Perspectives from the Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago)

14 February, 2019 to 15 February, 2019
09.00 - 17.00
Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
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On 14-15 February, a sub-regional conference will take place in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, within the Caribbean context in order to reflect on the current developments in the world of work and discuss how the countries can develop appropriate strategies to face the expected changes in future work. The role of unions in achieving this will be of particular focus in this conference.

On January 22, the ILO launched its 100th anniversary celebrations with the launch of the report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. Work for a Brighter Future.

The Global Commission was set up to undertake an in-depth examination of the future of work and make recommendations on how to achieve social justice in the 21st century. The work of the Commission has been organised around four "centenary conversations":

  • Work and society
  • Decent jobs for all
  • The organisation of work and production
  • The governance of work

Rather than limiting itself to the 4 conversations, Port of Spain sub-regional conference will also focus on regional trends and drivers of change as well as governance responses. The conference will involve not only trade unions but also representatives from the government, employers’ organisations, academia and UN Organisations.

Participating countries include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago; as well as 6 non-metropolitan areas, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands.

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