Strong Tri-partite representation at ILO Labour Seminar to discuss the Labour Amendment Act 2011
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Chamber facilitated an ILO Labour and Industrial Relations Seminar this past Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13 at the Mcfield Conference Centre in Belize City to discuss the Labour Amendment Act (2011). Mrs. Luesette S. Howell, Senior Specialist for Employers’ Activities, and Mr. Pier-Francois Recoing, Specialist for International Labour Standards and Labour Law, both of the ILO Caribbean Office, made special presentations on the Overview of Industrial Relations and Discrimination at the Workplace under the Decent Work Country Programme, as well as facilitated panel discussions on “Key Provisions under the Draft OSH Bill” and "Clarifying the Labour (Amendment) Act 2011".
Other presenters included Mr. Philip Waight, National Occupation Safety & Health (NOSH), who presented on "Safety and Health in the Workplace"; Mr. Aldo Salazar, BCCI Labour Sub-Council, who discussed the "Legal Ramifications if the Amendments are not honored by Employers as it relates to the Draft OSH Bill" and the Labour Amendments (2011); Mr. Calbert Barber, Labour Department, who spoke about the "Proposed Cost for Implementation under the Draft OSH Bill"; Mr. Dylan Reneau, President of the NTUCB, who presented on the "Employee Responsibilities under the Draft OSH Bill" and the Labour Amendments (2011); Mrs. Kim Aikman, BCCI C.E.O. who discussed the "Employer Responsibilities"; Mr. Ivan Williams, Labour Commissioner, who spoke about the "Highlights and the Intent of the Amendments"; Ms. Margaret Ventura, Chairperson, BCCI Labour Sub-Council, who expanded on the "Impact on Industrial Relations for Employers".
This seminar was well attended with representation from the private and public sector, as well as the unions and the NOSH. If you were unable to attend the Seminar or you wanted a copy of the presentations, please click on the links below.
Presentations: June 12, 2012
Overview of Industrial Relations---What has Changed?
Equality of Opportunity & Treatment in Employment & Occupation
Costing its Implementation- Examining Responsibilities of Employers
Adopting an Occupational Safety & Health Culture
Responsibilities of Workers in Relation to Proposed OSH Bill
Presentaions: June 13, 2012
Labour Amendment Act 2011: Impact on Industrial Relations for Employers
Labour Amendment Act 2011: Impact on Workers
Labour Amendment Act 2011: Impact on Workers Continued
Labour Amendment Act # 3, 2011
Labour Amendment Act 2011: Impact on Employers
Labour & Industrial Relations Seminar
Other Relating Documents