The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat will today convene a two-day meeting of permanent secretaries and labour commissioners from OECS Ministries of Labour June 6-7, 2013 in St Lucia.
This is the first time OECS labour commissioners will meet regarding the OECS Labour Market Information System (LMIS). Discussions will cover various issues confronting OECS Departments of Labour in setting up the LMIS in their respective countries.
The overall objective of the meeting is to identify and review challenges.
Sean Curtis Mathurin, coordinator for the LMIS project, advises that income and employment indicators are critical in analysing economic and social progress at both the macro and the micro levels.
The support from the European Union in convening the meeting of permanent secretaries and labour commissioners from OECS Ministries of Labour, is being provided under the project, Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS Region.
That project, which is being administered by the OECS Secretariat, is being financed out of resources from the 10th EDF regional programme, and seeks to contribute to the establishment of the OECS Economic Union as a single economic and financial space through the development of a harmonized policy, legislative, regulatory and administrative framework, and the enhancement of the institutional capacity and export competitiveness of OECS economies.