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Costa Rica inter-trade union committee on labour migration

  • Responsible Organisations: International Labour Organization (ILO) (International Organisation); Comité Intersindical de Costa Rica para la Migración Laboral (Trade Union)
  • ILO Regions: Americas
  • Country(ies): Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
  • Thematic areas: Protection; Strengthening workers' and employers' organisations
  • MLFLM: 8.; 9.(a),(b),(c); 11.; 2.; 6.


As part of the EU-funded project on 'Gender-sensitive Labor Migration Policies in the Nicaragua-Costa Rica-Panama and Haiti-Dominican Republic Corridors' (Políticas de Migración Laboral Sensibles al Género en los Corredores de Nicaragua-Costa Rica-Panamá y Haití-República Dominicana), the ILO worked to strengthen the capacity of workers' organisations in Costa Rica to participate in the discussion, formulation and execution of labour migration policies on the national and regional levels. The beneficiaries included the following trade unions: Central Social Juanito Mora Porras; Central del Movimiento de Trabajadores Costarricenses; and Central de Trabajadores Rerum Novarum. With ILO's support, an inter-trade union agenda on labour migration was formulated, and a committee was established. On the national level, the committee has produced capacity-building and training material, including a pre-departure orientation manual for labour migrants from Nicaragua ('Pasaporte informativo sobre derechos laborales e información migratoria de las personas trabajadoras migrantes Nicaragua-Costa Rica'), and an adaptation of the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities 'In search of decent work- Migrant workers' rights: A manual for trade unionists'. The committee has also organised a number of awareness-raising activities, and has sought to advance social dialogue processes. On the regional level, it has worked with its counterparts in Panama and Nicaragua in the planning and execution of tri-national activities along the Nicaragua-Costa Rica-Panama corridor.


last updated on 20.05.2015^ top