The current socio-economic environment together with the ongoing pandemic demands that we carefully review the practice of good industrial relations and the emerging issues surrounding the world of work. This Course, “Contemporary Issues in Commonwealth Caribbean Labour Law”, provides an in-depth analysis of some of the pressing issues in the world of work with a comparative analysis of labour law and the legal framework in several jurisdictions in the Commonwealth Caribbean. This executive training course will assist supervisors, managers, industrial relations and human resource practitioners, mid-career and/or career professionals to enhance their skills or their perspectives on the practice of good industrial relations. It is also a useful aid for young practitioners and aspiring professionals to become better equipped for their future career in the field.  


The lecturer for this course will be Her Honour Mrs. Deborah Thomas-Felix along with a few guest lecturers. Her Honour Mrs. Thomas-Felix brings a unique perspective as one of the leading experts on industrial relations in the Commonwealth Caribbean. She is a Member of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations – an independent supervisory arm of the ILO composed of twenty (20) of the world’s most eminent legal luminaries who are responsible for monitoring the application of international labour standards of Member States. She is the President of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago and a Judge of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal. She is also a former Judge and President of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.