A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
December 2018 
20 countries participated in the RIAL Workshop on Labor Legislation
A total of 46 participants from the Ministries of Labor of 20 countries and workers and employers' organizations gathered at the RIAL Workshop "Strategies to Improve Compliance with Labor Legislation", held in San Jose, Costa Rica, on December 6 - 7. 
During two days, the delegates -representing all the sub-regions of the Hemisphere- reflected on the challenges and areas of opportunity in terms of strengthening labor inspection through innovative approaches and with special emphasis on protecting the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining; alternate resolution of individual and collective conflicts; and inter-institutional coordination between Labor Ministries and other public institutions.
Finally, the delegates worked in sub-groups to identify challenges, lessons learned and policy recommendations to improve compliance with labor legislation. The conclusions of the event will be available soon.
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The Workshop was organized by the OAS in collaboration with the International Labor Organization, under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Costa Rica, and resources of the Ministry of Employment and Social Development of Canada

Wages had the lowest growth rate since 2008 

According to the Global Wage Report 2018 - 2019, published on November 26 by the International Labor Organization (ILO),  "Global wage growth in 2017 was not only lower than in 2016, but fell to its lowest growth rate since 2008".
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Barbados: Minister assures support for retrenched persons
Canada: ESDC offers incentive for women to enter apprenticeships
Chile: Ministry publishes website offering apprenticeships 
Colombia: Government signs agreement with enterprises for gender equity 
Costa Rica: Ministry launches tool for reporting non-payment of mandatory end of year bonus 
El Salvador: Seafearer training program is launched
Mexico: STPS launches Program "Youth Building the future" 
Paraguay: digitalizes part of its labor market with artificial intelligence
United States: DOL grants assistance for dislocated workers after wildfires in California
ILO: Presentation of the report by the ILO Global Future of Work Comission 
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OAS: Scholarship opportunities 
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ILO: Global Wages Report 2018 - 2019: What lies behind gender pay gaps?
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World Bank: World Development Report: The changing nature of work 
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