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  1. News

    ILO workshop on Good Labour Inspection Practices in GCC Countries

    29 January 2013

    A workshop to exchange good practices on labour inspection was held in Suhar, Oman from 27 to 29 January 2013.

  2. News

    Training of trainers for Indonesian labour inspectors (Bandung, Indonesia 20-24 January 2013)

    24 January 2013

    LAB/ADMIN and ILO-Jakarta organized a training of labour inspector trainers (TOT) at the request of the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and transmigration (MOMT) and in the context of the Norwegian-funded project on “Good Governance through Labour Administration and Labour Inspection”.


  1. News

    Workshop on labour administration and inspection, 19 to 23 November 2012, Lima, Peru

    23 November 2012

    This workshop was carried out in collaboration with the Turin Training Centre as part of LAB/ADMIN's activities funded by the Norwegian government for improving national systems of labour inspection.

  2. Labour rights

    Domestic workers in Europe falling through the loopholes

    24 October 2012

    Many domestic workers in Europe do not enjoy as much legal protection as other workers. ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers – which will come into force in a year’s time – offers a chance to improve the lives of the millions of people who work in this profession.

  3. News

    Regional knowledge-sharing forum – labour inspection and the domestic work sector, Lisbon, 11-12 October 2012

    12 October 2012

    LAB/ADMIN participated in a regional knowledge-sharing forum on labour inspection and domestic work in Lisbon, Portugal, organized by the International Labour Office in cooperation with the Government of Portugal on 11 and 12 October 2012.

  4. News

    Follow-up to ILO report on Maldives labour administration and inspection systems (Male, 22 -24 September 2012)

    24 September 2012

    Under the USDOL Project on Promoting Fundamental Rights and Strengthening the Labour Market in Maldives, the ILO undertook a mission to identify concrete steps to follow up on a needs assessment of the country’s labour administration system carried out in 2011.

  5. News

    National Workshop on labour administration and inspection in Sri Lanka (Colombo, 19-21 September 2012)

    21 September 2012

    With support from the ILO Project on Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Sri Lanka, Mr. Ludek Rickly, Senior Labour Administration/Inspection Specialist (LAB/ADMIN) and Mr. Algandram Sivananthiram (ILO Consultant) presented the findings and recommendations from a recent ILO needs assessment of the country’s labour administration and inspection system during a national workshop.

  6. News

    Training of heads of labour inspection in Ukraine

    20 September 2012

    The ILO organized a three days training for the heads of central units and local offices of labour inspection services in Ukraine, from 18 to 20 September 2012.

  7. News

    Workshop to discuss a Strategic Plan for labour inspection in Viet Nam

    19 September 2012

    The Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs organized a workshop to discuss a draft Strategic Plan for labour inspection in the country. The meeting was attended by senior MOLISA officials along with representatives from the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Government Inspection Service. The ILO was invited to comment on the draft plan, particularly in light of its assessment of the country's labour inspection system in February 2012.

  8. News

    Ukraine launched campaign promoting the role of labour inspection

    17 September 2012

    Under the Canadian funded project “Promoting Collective Bargaining and Labour Law Compliance in Ukraine” the ILO provided support to the labour relations inspectorate, the occupational safety and health inspectorate and social partners to organize a national campaign to raise awareness on the role of labour inspection, the main rights and obligations of workers and employers, wages, working time and undeclared work.

  9. News

    Training of training on modern systems of labour inspection in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    14 September 2012

    The ILO organized from 12 to 14 September 2012 in Bosnia and Herzegovina a three days training of trainers on modern and effective systems of labour inspection.

  10. News

    3rd training of trainers course for labour inspection, Nanjing City

    10 September 2012

    Under the framework of the ILO/NORWAY Project on Good Governance through Labour Administration and Labour Inspection, the third training of trainers course for labour inspection was held from the 10th to the 13th of September 2012 in Nanjing City of Jiangsu Province, China.

  11. News

    Meeting of the Network of Training Institutions in the Field of Labour (RIIFT) on equality and non-discrimination

    09 July 2012

    On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, members of the Network of Training Institutions in the Field of Labour (RIIFT) gathered in Hammamet, Tunisia to discuss the role of training for labour inspectors and other officials to promote the principles of equality and non-discrimination at work.

  12. News

    Workshop on making modern OSH legislation

    22 June 2012

    The ILO’s Budapest Office along with the International Training Center of the ILO organized a workshop on effective occupational safety and health law making for 30 representatives of the Albanian Government, including labour inspectors and social partners.

  13. News

    ILO Labour Administration and Inspection Programme - Information Session

    09 June 2012

    During the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, LAB/ADMIN held an information session for delegates to update them on the ILO's current work in the area of labour administration and inspection and to share experiences from a number of countries on recent developments and priorities at the national level.

  14. News

    Workshops on Labour Inspection organized for social partners

    08 June 2012

    The ILO carried out two workshops in Ukraine on the role of labour inspection under the project Improving Collective Bargaining and Labour Law Compliance in Ukraine. The 50 attendees represented workers’ and employers’ organizations from different regions in the country. The workshops gave participants an opportunity to discuss among themselves and with the labour inspectorate, the current challenges for social partners in achieving decent working conditions and the possible means of tripartite cooperation in the area of labour inspection.

  15. News

    SLIC Launches European Labour Inspectorate Code of Good Practice

    15 May 2012

    The European Senior Labour Inspectors Committee recently published a code of good practice for labour inspectorates.

  16. News

    Meeting on Performance Management with South African Department of Labour

    09 May 2012

    A meeting between the ILO mission (Ludek Rychly, LAB/ADMIN and Limpho Mandoro, ILO Pretoria) and the Performance Management Team of South African Department of Labour, focussed on ILO assistance to improve the performance management system in South Africa's labour administration with special focus on inspection and enforcement services.

  17. News

    Indonesia Establishes Tripartite Labour Inspection Committee

    30 April 2012

    In April 2012, the Directorate General of Labour Inspection of the Indonesia Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration established the country’s first ever tripartite Labour Inspection Committee. The Committee is governed by Ministerial Decree No. 10 of 2012 and is designed to strengthen the labour inspection system in Indonesia through the use of social dialogue.

  18. News

    Guinea Labour Inspectors Prepare National Work Plan Conakry, Guinea 24-27 April 2012

    28 April 2012

    LAB/ADMIN together with the ILO Office in Dakar held a training workshop for some 35 labour inspectors and administrators in Conakry, Guinea, during which participants prepared a national work plan on labour inspection for the next six months.