Caribbean Workers’ Forum 2019

In August 2019, Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies (CCLCS), in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MoSLED), the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), hosted the Inaugural Caribbean Workers Forum (CWF). This was a conference on the state of workers in the Caribbean centered on the theme “Wealth, Productivity and Social Protection: A conversation on the evolution of the 21st Century Caribbean Economy and the role of workers and their institutions”.

This conference brought together delegates from across the Caribbean Community who share challenges induced by processes inherent in globalisation and trade liberalisation that have created pressures for workers and their organisations.

There were a total number of forty five presenters which included Ministers of Government, including the Honourable Mr. Colin E. Jordan, Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Barbados, and internationally- recognized academics, including Mr. Victor Jones, Director, Suriname Labour College, trade unionists and activists from all over the country and the Caribbean.