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September 2015
Newsflash #52


A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
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TUCA Representatives with OAS SG  © OEA-OAS
TUCA and OAS strengthen ties
During a dialogue between leaders of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) and the OAS on September 1st, both sides emphasized the importance of unions in achieving the goal of the OAS of  “more rights for more people".
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Labor agreement signed at G20 meeting
The labor agreement, signed at the joint meeting between G20 Ministers of Labor and Ministers of Finance, highlights the importance of job creation for women and youth.

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New Minister of Labor appointed in Trinidad and Tobago
Implementing systems to link productivity to higher wages will be a priority for new Minister of Labor of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honorable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus.
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OAS, PAHO and ECLAC call for the Protection of the Rights of Older Persons
The three organizations called on countries of the Americas to ratify and implement the Inter-American Convention on the Protection of Human Rights of Older Persons.
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Historic Moment for Gender Equity
A document on women and gender equality was approved during the 1st TUCA Women’s Conference, which took place from September 9th-11th.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MINISTRIES
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States participated in meeting of G20 Labor Ministers
Colombia: Teleworking continues to gain ground
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Guatemala: Tripartite comission ratifies labor inspection protocol
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Honduras: New Social Protection Law
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Mexico signs labor cooperation agreement with Iran
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Peru: Ministry program provides training for youth with disabilities
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St Kitts & Nevis: Venezuela loans 5 million to help SMEs
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U.S: President extends paid sick leave
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EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Virtual Forum of the XIX IACML
Open until: September 18th
OAS: 2nd Preparatory Meeting of the XIX IACML
September 29th to October 1st, 2015
Washington D.C
ILO: “Thematic Labour Overview: Small enterprises, big gaps”
(In Spanish)
ILO: “Youth and Trade Unions in the Americas”
(In Spanish)
ILO/OECD/WB: “The Contribution of Labour Mobility to Economic Growth”
Presented at G20 meeting
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