Thursday Oct. 17th was the date for the staging of the 3rd Annual National Conference on Labour in St. Kitts and Nevis, which was also within the Ministry of Labour’s commemoration of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 100th Anniversary.
It was held at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) in St. Kitts and attended by tripartite stakeholders representing employers, workers, and the government. The Deputy Director of the ILO Caribbean Office, Lans Johansen, also participated in the conference.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Ron Dublin-Collins, stated during the forum, that everyone has the right to work and this right is in keeping with the ILO’s primary goal of promoting full employment and decent work.
Mr. Dublin-Collins added that the way persons work and live is evolving in light of increased digital transformation, globalization and demographic changes, which are reshaping the national work landscape.
Training, or in some cases retraining, was mentioned to help keep workers up-to-date with the latest technology and work methods. Mr. Dublin-Collins expressed confidence that continued interaction and honest exchanges by all stakeholders, will help to keep SKN on the right path as it relates to the world of work. The conference’s theme was “The Future of Work”.