Suriname benefits from Decent Work ILO training in Trinidad and Tobago
27 April 2023
The ILO supports Suriname in the implementation of Decent Work Country Program so that the lives of working people and their families can be improved.
In a bid to improve the lives of working people and their families in Suriname, the International Labor Organization (ILO) supported the National Decent Work Commission from Suriname by inviting the committee members for a training and workshop, which held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The committee, which includes representatives from the business community, the trade union movement, and the government, was empowered with necessary tools and assistance to bring about collective change in Suriname. The workshop emphasized the four pillars of the Decent Work Program: employment, social protection, labor rights, and social dialogue. The members were also enlightened on issues such as occupational health and safety, non-discrimination, and prevention of forced and child labor.
Apart from promoting entrepreneurship, the program also prioritizes productivity in the labor market, which would lead to stronger companies and better remuneration for employees and their families. The program aims to create decent jobs, stimulate investment, and promote innovation, which all contribute to economic growth and prosperity. Protecting workers' rights is also a key part of the program, addressing issues such as working conditions and the prevention of forced and child labor.
The ILO provided and financed the training, and it made a valuable contribution to the work of the National Decent Work Committee. The members of the commission are now better equipped to implement the program and bring about much-needed change in Suriname.