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SERs Spain and Curaçao see added value in strengthening institutional ties

SERs Spain and Curaçao see added value in strengthening institutional ties

WILLEMSTAD, Nov. 16, 2022 – The Director/Secretary General of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao Mr. Raul Henriquez, together with Mrs. Miloushka Sboui-Racamy, legal advisor at the SER in charge of international affairs, paid a working visit to the headquarters of the Social and Economic Council of Spain (Consejo Económico y Social de España) in the Spanish capital Madrid on November 2, 2022.

SER Curaçao advises on proposed minimum wage increase

SER Curaçao advises on proposed minimum wage increase

WILLEMSTAD, November 15, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today issued its advice to the Minister of Social Development, Labor and Welfare (SOAW) Ms. Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia on the proposed increase of the gross legal hourly minimum wage. The advice has been adopted in the plenary council meeting held last Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

Acting resident coordinator UN on courtesy visit at SER Curaçao

Acting resident coordinator UN on courtesy visit at SER Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 28, 2022 – The acting resident coordinator of the United Nations (UN) for the English-speaking and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, Mr. Dennis Zulu, a native of Zambia, together with his staff member and a local contact person paid a courtesy visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao this morning

SER Curaçao raises flag for SDGs

SER Curaçao raises flag for SDGs

WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 23, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today raised the colorful flag for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SER Curaçao advises on proposal to tighten regulation of lottery sector

SER Curaçao advises on proposal to tighten regulation of lottery sector

WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 21, 2022 – On Tuesday, September 20, at the request of the Minister of Finance of Curaçao, the Social and Economic Council (SER) issued an advisory opinion on the proposal to make some amendments to the regulations regarding the regulation of the lottery sector in Curaçao, which have their basis in the Lottery Ordinance 1909 (P.B. 1965, no. 85, as amended)

Minister GMN explains package narrowing proposal BVZ in SER

Minister GMN explains package narrowing proposal BVZ in SER

WILLEMSTAD, June 3, 2022 – In a specially convened preparatory meeting of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, which took place on June 3rd, 2022, the Minister of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN) Mrs. Dorothy Pietersz-Janga, together with her advisors, at the invitation of the SER, further explained the draft national decree on the financial and control measures regarding the Fund Basic Health Insurance (Basisverzekering Ziektekosten – BVZ)

SER Curaçao joins the Global Deal Initiative

WILLEMSTAD, May 11, 2022 – Early this month, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao officially became a partner of the Global Deal, a multi-stakeholder initiative for social dialogue and inclusive growth – a global partnership of governments, businesses, employer organizations, trade unions, civil society and other organizations.

New Members SER Curaçao welcomed

New Members SER Curaçao welcomed

WILLEMSTAD, 20 April 2022 – During a specially convened extraordinary meeting of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, held on Thursday, April, 14, 2022, at La Belle Alliance in the Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao, the recently appointed new council members and their deputies were introduced.

Introductory meeting SER and FTAC Curaçao

Introductory meeting SER and FTAC Curaçao

Willemstad, February 20, 2022 – Based on the mutual need to further expand contacts and enter into new institutional collaborations with supervisory and advisory bodies, the first introductory meeting between the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao and the Fair Trade Authority Curaçao (FTAC) took place on Friday, February 18, 2022

SER follows launching of ILO instrument for self-assessment

WILLEMSTAD/GENEVE, 15th of November 2021 – The International Labour Organization launched the previously announced self-assessment tool (SAM-SDI) today to help its member states improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of their national institutions for social dialogue, such as the SER

Virtual meeting deputy SG ’s AICESIS

Virtual meeting deputy SG ’s AICESIS

On 8 June 2020 a virtual meeting took place at which the deputy secretaries general of AICESIS, the international association of the social economic advisory councils and similar institutions participated

Presentation about employees participation by CAOP in cooperation with CGOA

Presentation about employees participation by CAOP in cooperation with CGOA

On Thursday 5 December 2019, the Centre of Labor Relations Government Personnel (CAOP) in cooperation with the Central Organized Consultation for Public Affairs (in Dutch Centraal Georganiseerd Overleg in Ambtenarenzaken) (CGOA), organized a presentation about employee’s participation.

Introductory conversation between Secretariats Cft and SER

Introductory conversation between Secretariats Cft and SER

On Wednesday morning November 27th, the secretary office of the Financial Supervision Board (CFT) (Curaçao and Sint Maarten; Aruba; Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) paid a courtesy visit to the secretary office of the Social-Economic Council Curaçao (SER)

Official green light to ROA-SBO

Official green light to ROA-SBO

The issuing of copies for the nomination decree (benoemingslandsbesluit) to the members based on the National Ordinance for Secondary Vocational Training and Education

Secretariat SER at Legislative Chain consultation Legislation

Secretariat SER at Legislative Chain consultation Legislation

Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath, who is also in charge of General Affairs portfolio, sat down for the first time in the large meeting room of the Cabinet of Ministers in Fort Amsterdam with all stakeholders who are involved in the process of law making and regulations

‘Cooperation on meaningful work’ main topic during introductory meeting with director/director CAOP

‘Cooperation on meaningful work’ main topic during introductory meeting with director/director CAOP

The Hague/Willemstad, 24 June 2019 – What makes work meaningful? Why is that important? And if it is so important, what can we do to cherish and support meaningful work? These questions were central during an introductory meeting in The Hague on June 20 between the Director/Secretary General of the Social and Economic Council (SER) Raul Henriquez and the Director/Administrator of the Centre for Labor Relations with Government Employees (CAOP) Philip Geelkerken

Website SER winner of Kuki-award 2018

Website SER winner of Kuki-award 2018

WILLEMSTAD, 25th January 2019 – During the new year’s celebration of the website designer Kuki+KO, which took place last Thursday January 24

Working group Future of AICESIS

Working group Future of AICESIS

Brussels, 8 January 2019 – With regard to the preparation for the annual Board Meeting of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS)

SER advice on public bus transport

SER advice on public bus transport

The Social-Economic Council (SER) provides this solicited advice at the request of the Government of Curaçao (GoC), which was received on the 6th of July 2018

Presentation SER to the Council of Ministers

At the invitation of Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath, a delegation from the Social and Economic Council (SER) made a presentation to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.