A six-person delegation from St. Kitts and Nevis joined counterparts from 185 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in discussing a wide range of issues at the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference.
The Tripartite delegation left the federation Saturday to attend the Conference which is being held in Geneva, Switzerland.
The national delegation comprises representatives from the three members of the Labour Tripartite Committee. The groups are the employers’ representative, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the employees’ representative.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ team is headed by Federal Minister for Labour and Nevis Premier Honourable Vance Amory. He will be supported by Labour Commissioner Spencer Amory and Senior Labour Officer Shernel James, who heads the ILO desk in the department. Executive Director of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Calvin Cable will represent the employers while President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Trades and Labour Union Joseph O’Flaherty will represent the workers. Cabinet Secretary in the Nevis Island Administration Steadman Tross is also a member of the delegation.
Included in the 104th Conference agenda are discussions on small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, the transition from the informal to the formal economy and the strategic objective of social protection (labour protection), under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008.