Visit of regional officials of the International Labor Organization

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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2022. 11:39 a.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: The Caribbean office of the International Labor Organization (ILO) continues to support Belize in the review and modernization of labor laws, among other issues.

Director Dennis Zulu and Social Welfare and Occupational Safety and Health Specialist Ariel Pino visited Belize, where they met with major trade unions as well as Oscar Requeña, Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor and Local Government, as well as CEO Valentino Shal and Claire Lamb, Chief Labor Officer.

Topics discussed included the upcoming $5 an hour minimum wage increase, child labor, digitizing labor services, and preparing the workforce. The Minister provided an update on the activities of the Department of Labor over the past year, as well as the status of various projects.

Minister Requeña and his team, along with the Director of the ILO, are committed to maintaining a strong relationship that fosters teamwork and capacity building for the benefit of employers, employees and the people of Belize.


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