Eighth Supplementary Report: Report of the Committee set up to examine the representation alleging non-observance by France of the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), submitted under article 24 of the ILO Constitution by the trade union “SUD Travail Affaires sociales”
The Governing Body:
(a) approved the report;
(b) invited the Government to draw useful conclusions from this case and, in consultation with the social partners, to continue to take such measures as might be necessary to ensure that in future no improper external influence in the form of pressure exerted upon labour inspectors would be tolerated, by invoking all the legal provisions applicable to the case, and to ensure that the image of the labour inspectorate was not tarnished in the eyes of employers, workers and in public opinion in general as a result of such incidents;
(c) invited the Government to take all measures necessary to ensure that the investigation of the complaint filed by the Director-General for Labour and the Directors of the General Administration and Modernization of Services concerning the offences of public defamation and public insult against a public official moved forward as quickly as possible in order to establish the facts, to determine whether illegal acts were committed, to identify the culprits and to initiate the relevant legal procedures;
(d) brought these conclusions to the attention of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations;
(e) made the report publicly available and closed the procedure initiated by the representation of the trade union “SUD Travail Affaires sociales”, alleging non-observance by France of Convention No. 81.