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RIAL Inter American Network for Labor Administration / Organization of American States

July 2014

Newsflash #25

 

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas

New Minister of Labor takes office in Antigua and Barbuda

Mr. Steadroy Benjamin has a portfolio that includes labour, legal affairs, immigration and police, and will also serve as Attorney General. This is his second term in office as Minister of Labour. 
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RIAL debuts new communications strategy

The RIAL has made strides over the past several months in modernizing its communications channels, including a fresh look, an updated News Flash, frequent posts on its Twitter account, and an increased presence on Facebook. We invite all our members to follow us on Twitter at @RIAL_OEA and to like us on Facebook using the link in the upper right of this News Flash.

A goal against impunity: For a World Cup without sexual violence

The Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN-OAS) has developed a study on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in the context of travel and tourism. 
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Advancements on social security between Argentina and Ecuador

From June 16 to 18, the first round of negotiations on the Social Security Convention between Argentina and Ecuador took place in the Secretariat of Social Security of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security of Argentina. 
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News from the Ministries

Bolivia: Deputies approve bill to shorten the process for returning to work 

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Canada: Temporary foreign worker overhaul imposes limits, hikes inspections

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Chile: Minister Javiera Blanco informs municipalities of pilot plan for new Training Program in +Capaz Offices

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El Salvador: Launch of national program on English for the workplace 

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Guatemala: New Diploma in Women’s Human Rights

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Dialogue among production factors allows for creating social peace in Mexico

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St. Lucia: Permanent Secretary details Cruise Ship Employment Program 

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Uruguay: Convention on training and job placement for people with disabilities signed

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Events and Publications

Civil Society Forum on ILO Domestic Workers’ Convention, 2011 (No.189)

July 1-2
Manila, Philippines 

XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014

August 24-27
Frankfurt, Germany

Meeting of the IACML Working Groups and RIAL Workshop on social dialogue for formalization

September 17-19
Barbados

ILO: Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries

September 23-25
Geneva, Switzerland

ILO:  World Social Protection Report 2014-15 

June 2014

IDB: Non-contributory pensions

June 2014
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