Caribbean labour ministers are in Georgetown for COHSOD
Caribbean labour ministers are in Georgetown for the Caricom Council for Human and Social development meeting
The meeting opened at the international conference center this morning April 14, 2010 and is receiving the support of the International Labour Organization. Caricom’s assistant secretary general, Dr. Edward Greene speaking at the opening of the meeting said much more attention ought to be given to developing the regional labour market which has been going through a bumpy phase.
The Caricom secretary general Edwin Carrington focused more on the global financial problems and how those problems may have affected labour in the region. Although the world may now be enjoying a rebound, the same cannot be said for many industries regionally the Secretary General said.
Delivering the feature address at the opening was Robert Kyloh, the ILO’s senior economic advisor, he too made reference to the global financial crisis recovery but noted that labour organizations need assistance in moving ahead with development.
The meeting will look at various labour issues and how the region could best deal with them while at the same time tapping into the international marketplace.