Decision on the eighth item on the agenda: Complaint concerning non-observance by Guatemala of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 101st Session (2012) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution
Taking into account the information contained in document GB.325/INS/8(Rev.1), and the information communicated by the Government and workers’ and employers’ organizations of Guatemala in relation to the key indicators and the roadmap, and noting in particular the request of the Tripartite Committee for International Labour Affairs and of the President of the Republic to extend the duration of, and to strengthen, the presence and action of the Special Representative of the Director-General of the ILO in the country, the Governing Body:
(a) urged the Government to take, without delay, all the measures necessary to fully implement the key indicators and the roadmap, including the priority areas that continued to require additional and urgent action;
(b) deferred until its 326th Session (March 2016) the decision on the appointment of a commission of inquiry;
(c) placed this item on the agenda of its 326th Session (March 2016);
(d) requested the Office to provide the Officers of the Governing Body, at its March and November sessions, with updated information on the progress made, including information provided by the Government and the employers’ and workers’ organizations of Guatemala, in particular on the follow-up given to the key indicators and the points of the roadmap;
(e) invited the tripartite constituents of Guatemala to agree with the Office by the end of 2015 on the nature of an expanded mandate for the Special Representative in the country and asked the Office to allocate resources in order to extend the duration of its Special Representative’s presence, as well as invited the international community to provide the necessary resources to enable the office of the Special Representative in Guatemala to strengthen its support for the tripartite constituents in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding and the roadmap.