Name of Organisation: Caribbean Employers’ Confederation

Type of Organisation: Regional

Location of Secretariat: Trinidad & Tobago

Years in Operation: 50

Address of Secretariat: 17 Samaroo Road, Aranguez Roundabout North, Aranguez, Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone Number of Secretariat: (868) 675-9388 Ext: 254

Email Address of Secretariat: cecadmin@caribbeanemployers.org

Vision of the Organisation: To be an effective advocate for Caribbean Employers.

Mission of the Organisation: To be the main stakeholder and advocate for the resolution of labour market issues for Caribbean Employers’ as well as the coordinating body for the development of the “social responsibility” of enterprises in the Caribbean territories through their National Employers’ Organisation.

Key programme areas of the Organisation: To build capacity in National Employers Organisations (NEOs) throughout the region, thus empowering them to be more effective advocates for enterprise, participants in policymaking, and partners in social dialogue.

Members of the Organisation: 19

List of current members:

  • Antigua and Barbuda Employers’ Federation
  • Aruba Trade and Industry Association (ATIA)
  • Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC)
  • Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC)
  • Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)
  • Bermuda Employers’ Council (BEC)
  • Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce (CICC)
  • Dominica Employers’ Federation
  • Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Grenada Employers’ Federation
  • Haiti Association of Industries
  • Jamaica Employers’ Federation
  • Mouvement des Enterprises de France (Martinique)
  • St. Lucia Employers’ Federation (SLEF)
  • St. Kitts- Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SKNCIC)
  • Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA)
  • St. Vincent Employers’ Federation (SVEF)
  • Suriname Trade and Industry Association (STIA)
  • THE CONSULTATIVE ASSOCIATION OF GUYANESE INDUSTRY LTD. (CAGI)

Overview of past EPA projects: “Support to facilitate participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in the Regional Development and Integration Process: Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA obligations.”