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  • A Jamaican delegation, headed by Labour and Social Security Minister, the Hon. Derrick Kellier, is to participate in the 103rd Session of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Cabinet has approved participation in the conference, which will run from May 28 to June 12.
  • The Minister noted that the International Labour Conference is of great significance to industrial relations practices in Jamaica.

A Jamaican delegation, headed by Labour and Social Security Minister, the Hon. Derrick Kellier, is to participate in the 103rd Session of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says Cabinet has approved participation in the conference, which will run from May 28 to June 12.

Speaking at the Jamaica House Media Briefing held on Wednesday, May 28, at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston, the Minister noted that the International Labour Conference is of great significance to industrial relations practices in Jamaica.

“The country’s involvement in the Conference has assisted Jamaica in obtaining technical support in areas such as child labour, migrant workers, youth employment, HIV/AIDS, and labour market reform,” Senator Falconer said.

She informed that among the areas of focus at this year’s Conference are: supplementing the Forced Labour Convention; and facilitating transitions from the informal to the formal economy.

The delegation includes: Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley; President Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Lloyd Goodleigh; and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Employers’ Federation, Brenda Cuthbert.