ILO Conventions

International labour standards are legal instruments drawn up by the International Labour Organization's (ILO) constituents (governments, employers and workers) and setting out basic principles and rights at work. They are either conventions, which are legally binding international treaties that may be ratified by member states, or recommendations, which serve as non-binding guidelines.

Conventions and recommendations are drawn up by representatives of governments, employers and workers and are adopted at the ILO's annual International Labour Conference. Once a standard is adopted, member states are required under the ILO Constitution to submit them to their competent authority (normally the parliament) for consideration. Ratifying countries commit themselves to applying the convention in national law and practice and reporting on its application at regular intervals.

Barbados has been a member of the ILO since 1967. To date the following forty (40) conventions have been ratified.
 

Number- NameYear of Ratification

C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

08 May 1967

C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)

08 May 1967

C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)

08 May 1967

C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)

19 Sep 1974

C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

08 May 1967

C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

14 Oct 1974

C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)Minimum age specified: 16 years

04 Jan 2000

C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

23 Oct 2000

 

Governance (Priority)

Convention

Date

C081 - Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)Excluding Part II

08 May 1967

C122 - Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)

15 Mar 1976

C144 - Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

06 Apr 1983

 

Technical

Convention

Date

C005 - Minimum Age (Industry) Convention, 1919 (No. 5)

08 May 1967

C007 - Minimum Age (Sea) Convention, 1920 (No. 7)

08 May 1967

C010 - Minimum Age (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 10)

02 Oct 1978

C011 - Right of Association (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 11)

08 May 1967

C012 - Workmen's Compensation (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 12)

08 May 1967

C017 - Workmen's Compensation (Accidents) Convention, 1925 (No. 17)

08 May 1967

C019 - Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, 1925 (No. 19)

08 May 1967

C022 - Seamen's Articles of Agreement Convention, 1926 (No. 22)

08 May 1967

C026 - Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention, 1928 (No. 26)

08 May 1967

C042 - Workmen's Compensation (Occupational Diseases) Convention (Revised), 1934 (No. 42)

08 May 1967

C050 - Recruiting of Indigenous Workers Convention, 1936 (No. 50)

08 May 1967

C063 - Convention concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938 (No. 63)Excluding Part III

08 May 1967

C065 - Penal Sanctions (Indigenous Workers) Convention, 1939 (No. 65)

08 May 1967

C074 - Certification of Able Seamen Convention, 1946 (No. 74)

08 May 1967

C086 - Contracts of Employment (Indigenous Workers) Convention, 1947 (No. 86)

08 May 1967

C090 - Night Work of Young Persons (Industry) Convention (Revised), 1948 (No. 90)

15 Jan 1976

C094 - Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949 (No. 94)

08 May 1967

C095 - Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95)

08 May 1967

C097 - Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97)Has excluded the provisions of Annexes I to III

08 May 1967

C101 - Holidays with Pay (Agriculture) Convention, 1952 (No. 101)

08 May 1967

C102 - Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102)Has accepted Parts III, V, VI, IX and X. As a result of the ratification of Convention No. 128 and pursuant to Article 45 of that Convention certain parts of the present Convention are no longer applicable.

11 Jul 1972

C108 - Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958 (No. 108)

08 May 1967

C115 - Radiation Protection Convention, 1960 (No. 115)

08 May 1967

C118 - Equality of Treatment (Social Security) Convention, 1962 (No. 118)Has accepted Branches (b), (c) and (e) to (g)

14 Oct 1974

C128 - Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors' Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128)Has accepted Parts II and III

15 Sep 1972

C135 - Workers' Representatives Convention, 1971 (No. 135)

25 Apr 1977

C147 - Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 147)

16 May 1994

C172 - Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172)

22 Jun 1997

MLC, 2006 - Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)In accordance with Standard A4.5 (2) and (10), the Government has specified the following branches of social security: sickness benefit; unemployment benefit; old-age benefit; employment injury benefit; maternity benefit; invalidity benefit and survivorsÕ benefit.

20 Jun 2013

Amendments of 2014 to the MLC, 2006

18 Jul 2014

Amendments of 2016 to the MLC, 2006

08 Jul 2016