News, articles and statements


  1. News

    EU Spanish Presidency: SLIC Thematic Day (Bilbao, 6 May 2010)

    29 April 2010

    Under the European Union Spanish Presidency, LAB/ADMIN has been invited to take part in the Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC)meeting organised in Bilbao on 6 may 2010. The thematic day dealt with one of the most pressing and challenging issues in labour inspection in the European Union, notably the role of the labour inspectorates in enforcing labour legislation, including cross-border cooperation amongst Member States. Maria Luz Vega, Senior Labour Administration/Inspection Specialist LAB/ADMIN Programme, participated in the thematic day with a presentation on cross-border inspection around the world.

  2. News

    Building Modern and Effective Labour Administration and Labour Inspection Systems for Good Governance (LAB/ADMIN and ITC/ILO) Turin, 26 April - 7 May 2010

    29 April 2010

    LAB/ADMIN in cooperation with the ITC/Turin is organising a training workshop for Arab speaking countries on labour administration and inspection systems for good governance. This activity is carried out, among others, within the Italian funded project "Promoting Good Governance and Decent Work in the Mediterranean through Improved Labour Administration and Social Dialogue". Participants from countries like Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen took part. At the end of the training course, senior labour administrators will be able to: appreciate the concept of system of labour administration (as defined in C. 150 in the perspective of good governance); be familiar with the main international labour standards concerning labour administration, labour inspection, labour policies and social dialogue; use these standards as tools and reference for strengthening and re-designing national labour administration and inspection systems; analyse and discuss the key functions and roles of labour administration; analyse and discuss good practices; analyse and discuss trends, functions and roles of labour inspection; compare the situation and challenges in the participating countries and build a network for continuining experience sharing and knowledge building.

  3. News

    Kenya National Labour Conference

    28 April 2010

    From 20-22 April 2010, the Kenya Ministry of Labour hosted a National Labour Conference in Nairobi. The event was sponsored by DANIDA and was the first conference of its kind in nearly 30 years bringing together labour officers and inspectors from across the country to discuss the theme "Re-engineering the Labour Inspectorate for the 21st Century". The Conference was attended by the Kenyan Vice-President as well as the Minister and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Commissioner. LAB/ADMIN officials were already in the country carrying out a needs assessment of the Kenyan labour administration and inspection services and gladly participated in the Conference giving presentations on the role of labour administration and inspection in times of economic crisis and labour inspection in the 21st century. During the event, the Labour Commissioner also launched the first edition of the Ministry newsletter "Labour Updates" as an initiative to improve the sharing of information between Ministry staff. A final report on the outcomes of the Conference is expected in the coming weeks.

  4. News

    Labour inspection in Central America and Dominican Republic

    11 April 2010

    On 7-9 April 2010, a sub-regional event on labour inspection in Central America and the Dominican Republic was held in El Salvador with the participation of high representatives of Labour Inspectorates of the regional and social partners. The purpose of the meeting was to share good practises and models on labour inspection and to explore the working method of the Red Iberoamericana de Inspección de Trabajo. The event was organized by the SRO for Central America in collaboration with two sub-regional USDOL funded projects. LAB/ADMIN actively participated in the event.

  5. News

    Strengthening Labour Inspection Services in Oman

    25 March 2010

    A national workshop on “Strengthening Labour Inspection Services” took place in Oman (2-4 October 2009). Mr Giuseppe Casale, Director of Labour Administration and Inspection Programme LAB/ADMIN, gave a presentation and met both Mr H.E. Abdulla Nassar Al-Bakry, Minister of Manpower and Mr Sultan Adim Al-Shereiqi, Director of Labour Inspection. The workshop, organised with the cooperation of SRO Beirut, was attended by more than 160 labour inspectors.

  6. News

    Posting of Workers and Labour Rights

    23 March 2010

    Mr Giuseppe Casale, Director of LAB/ADMIN, took part in the Conference on Posting of Workers and Labour Rights organised in Oviedo by Spanish Presidency of the European Union. In particular, it was discussed the cooperation of labour administration and inspections amongst Member States. Many examples of cooperation were presented by the panellists and several questions were also posed concerning the future application of the Directive. In particular, it was reached a consensus that in addition to improve the quality of information to be provided amongst Member States, it would be worth exploring the possibility to create a European Social Inspectorate or other appropriate structure to support Member States and national social and labour inspectorates in the application and enforcement of national and European minimum rules and workers’ protection.

  7. News

    Modernisation of labour inspection in Algeria

    23 March 2010

    Mr Giuseppe Casale, Director of LAB/ADMIN, met with Mr Tayeb Louh, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Algeria, during his recent visit on the modernisation of labour inspection in Algeria. (Algiers, 21-25 March 2010)

  8. News

    "The role of labour inspection to combat forced labour"

    17 March 2010

    A seminar on “the role of labour inspection to combat forced labour” was organised in Bucharest (9-10 March) by the Department of Equal Opportunities (DEO) Italy, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian police (GIRP) with the collaboration of LAB/ADMIN. The seminar took place in the context of the EC funded project “Transnational Multi-Stakeholder Action to combat trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation. Identification and protection of victims”.

  9. Labour inspection

    Labour inspection in Europe: fighting undeclared work and trafficking

    12 March 2010

    Europe’s labour inspectors face daunting challenges. They not only try to ensure decent working conditions, but also contribute to the fight against trafficking and undeclared work. ILO Online has set up a series of questions and answers about a new ILO report intended to help experts in EU countries share good practices and develop common policy guidelines for labour inspection and undeclared work.

  10. News

    Development of Training Strategy for Labour Inspectors in India

    09 March 2010

    A national workshop on "Development of Training Strategy for Labour Inspectors in India" took place in New Delhi on 9-10 March, 2010. The participants discussed and agreed on a national and states' training plan of action for labour inspectors. The workshop was organised by LAB/ADMIN in cooperation with the ILO Delhi Office, ITC-ILO and the Indian Training Institute VVGIRI.

  11. News

    “Labour Administration and Policy: Responding to the Economic Crisis”

    02 March 2010

    On March 2, 2010, LAB/ADMIN organized a validation seminar in Prague at the Research Institute of Labour and Social Affairs to present and discuss the main contents of a forthcoming publication edited by Mr Luděk Rychlý and Dr Jason Heyes.

  12. Article

    Flyer:The fundamentals of labour administration

    02 February 2010


  1. News

    Training program on labour inspection

    22 December 2009

    The ILO organized a training program on labour inspection from the 6th to 10th December in Sana’a, within the Norwegian project “Enhancing Labour Inspection Effectiveness”, for 32 participants of the labour and OSH inspectors, the social security inspectors and the social partners. The main topics of the training were the International Labour Standards, the national labour legislation, best practices and procedures of labour inspection, the role of social dialogue in promoting labour standard and occupational safety and health.

  2. News

    National Symposium on labour inspection

    14 December 2009

    The National Symposium was held at the request of the Chinese labour inspection authorities to discuss the main action to be undertaken by Chinese inspectorates to strengthen their labour inspection institutions. It was also an opportunity to discuss further collaboration with the ILO. The meeting was organized by ILO Beijing with LAB/ADMIN collaboration.

  3. News

    Labour Administration and Labour Inspection: future challenges and trends.

    30 November 2009

    Labour Administration/Inspection meeting 30 Nov. - 4 Dec. with the aim of discussing and launching LAB/ADMIN Global Products and activities for the next biennium. The LAB/ADMIN team and different specialists on labour administration and inspection around the world are holding in Madrid (Spain) a high level meeting. As main product, the new ILO Labour Inspection Program elaborated with the ILO/ITC a new training product that will be discussed and validated.

  4. News

    Second conference of regional Alliance of labour inspection of South East Europe, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

    09 November 2009

    Following it's activities to strengthen networking and alliances among labour inspection and labour administration systems, LAB/ADMIN jointly with SRO Budapest office has participated in the above mentioned event. Subjects such as Undeclared work, coordinated labour inspection, risk assessment and occupational accident prevention were discussed and some majors follow up points were concluded. For more information please contact Maria Luz Vega,

  5. News

    Conference “Implementing occupational safety and health standards globally” and IALI – ILO workshop, Dusseldorf

    03 November 2009

    LAB/ADMIN participates in conference –“implementing occupational safety and health standards globally” and IALI – ILO workshop on IALIs role in supporting the Decent Work Agenda with a focus on labour inspection, 3-6 Nov. 2009, Dusseldorf.

  6. News

    Technical workshop on labour inspection and undeclared work

    04 August 2009

    The Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in collaboration with other Technical Units such as MIGRANT, DECLARATION and the ILO Sub Regional office in Budapest is organising a national technical meeting on labour inspection and undeclared work. This is going to be held in Budapest from the 29 to 30 of October 2009. We would like to invite you to take part in this meeting and to share with your views and your experiences.

  7. News

    IALI newsletter highlights the "Handbook for labour inspectors on forced labour and trafficking"

    24 July 2009

    The handbook, first launched at the IALI Conference in June 2008, is part of ILO support to IALI efforts.

  8. Maritime Labour Convention

    Norway ratifies ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    10 February 2009

    The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Ms. Angell-Hansen, today deposited the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, with the International Labour Organization on behalf of her Government. Norway is the first European country to ratify the Convention.