News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, Lovitta Foggo is currently representing the Bermuda Government at the 108th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva Switzerland.
This year’s session brings together over 6,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and celebrate the Centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The annual conference runs from June 10 – 21, and is aligned with the recently released ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report entitled ‘Work for a Brighter Future’.
Tripartite delegations from 187 member states affiliated with the organization gather to collaborate on and discuss such topics as the standards for labour rights and fair working conditions globally. Some of the featured forums include, Securing sustainable transitions over the life course,Technological pathways for decent work, and Multilateralism for an equitable future of work.
During Minister Foggo’s attendance at the ILC event, she will participate in a plenary session and committee meetings to discuss the “Work for a Brighter Future” report.
This week’s conference is a follow up from last month’s 11th Annual ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Barbados, in which the Minister attended.
Minister Foggo is accompanied this week to the ILC meetings by Gabrielle Cann, Labour Relations Director, Shannon James, Vice President of Bermuda Trade Union Congress and Keith Jensen, President of the Bermuda Employer’s Council. More info about this week’s conference can be found at www.ilo.org.
- Feature Photo Supplied: Minister Foggo, Keith Jensen, Gabrielle Cann and Shannon James at this week’s ILO Conference in Switzerland