Publications & technical tools

2013

  1. Publication

    Ministries of labour: comparative overview. History, mandate, challenges world-wide database and organizational charts

    19 June 2013

    The main purpose of this publication is to provide ILO constituents and other readers with an analysis of current developments and trends in ministries of labour all around the world.

  2. Publication

    Labour inspection sanctions: law and practice of national labour inspection systems

    30 April 2013

    During the general discussion on labour administration and labour inspection at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2011, delegates pointed out that labour inspection cannot be fully understood without considering the procedures for imposing sanctions or penalties. These procedures are necessary as a remedy for violations, while also acting as deterrent.

  3. Publication

    Labour inspection in Arab countries: Recent crises and future challenges

    07 April 2013

    This study considers the importance of labour inspection in Arab countries, and the need to improve its effectiveness in an environment facing dramatic political, economic and social change.

  4. Labour administration and inspection needs assessment

    Technical Memorandum: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    27 February 2013

    The aim of the assessment was to identify the good practices and shortcomings of the labour inspectorates and of the labour inspection system, taking into account the principles stated by Conventions 1947 (No. 81) and 1969 (No. 129). This report focuses on the need to strengthen the labour inspection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains a number of recommendations.

2012

  1. Publication

    Labour Reform in Italy and its implications for Labour Administration

    09 May 2012

    This paper is intended to present the highlights of the recent labour market reform in Italy, as proposed by the Monti Government in April 2012. The reform deals with the entire spectrum of topical issues concerning the modernization of the labour market in the country with a view to aligning the system to other European countries.

  2. Labour administration and inspection needs assessment

    Technical Memorandum: Sri Lanka

    15 April 2012

    With the request of the Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, the ILO sent a technical mission to Colombo. The purpose of the mission was to elaborate a technical memorandum with the objective of contributing to the strengthening and improving of the implementation mechanism and human resources capacity of the Ministry (in particular, its labour inspection), in order to deliver services in an effective and efficient manner.

  3. Labour administration and inspection needs assessment

    Technical Memorandum: Namibia

    29 February 2012

    At the request of the Permanent Secretary of the Namibian Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the ILO sent a technical mission to Namibia to elaborate a technical memorandum with the objective to contribute to strengthening and improving of the implementation mechanism and human resources capacity of the Ministry, in order to deliver services in an effective and efficient manner.

  4. Publication

    Social rights and administrative regulations for effectiveness and sustainability: what modernization of labour law?

    26 January 2012

    This paper deals with the adjustment and modernization of labour law in a period of global crisis which, according to the author: “confirmed the unsustainability of economic models that had been thought of as well established”.

2011

  1. Publication

    Study on Labour Inspection Sanctions and Remedies: The case of the United Kingdom

    31 August 2011

    This report describes the main features of the UK legal system for enforcement of labour standards, with a focus on the key strategies and sanctions available to government agencies responsible for oversight and enforcement of minimum employment standards and occupational health and safety.

  2. Publication

    A Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems (with special reference to OSH)

    08 August 2011

    This “Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems” is part of a research programme in the area of labour administration and labour inspection carried out by the ILO Labour Inspection and Administration Programme (LAB/ADMIN) with a view to better understanding the functioning of the various systems in the world.

  3. Publication

    Labour ministries and labour administration in transition: recent developments and future prospects

    29 May 2011

    This report is concerned with the organisation, resourcing and management of Labour Ministries and their role in national labour administration systems.

  4. Publication

    International Labour Conference - Report on Labour Administration and Labour Inspection.

    04 April 2011

    Ahead of the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva in June 2011, LAB/ADMIN has published a report that discusses the developments and future challenges for national systems of labour administration and labour inspection. This Report will be used as the basis for the ILC General Discussion on the same themes.

  5. Publication

    Labour inspection and development: Some reflections

    30 March 2011

    This paper analyses the links between labour inspection and socio-economic development. It further provides an examination of tools and techniques for the identification, analysis and reporting of such links.

  6. Publication

    Study on Labour Inspection Sanctions and Remedies: The case of Australia

    30 March 2011

    This report describes the main features of the Australian legal system for enforcement of labour standards, with a focus on the key strategies and sanctions available to government agencies responsible for oversight and enforcement of minimum employment standards and occupational health and safety.

  7. Publication

    Labour Inspection in Italy

    30 March 2011

    The labour inspection system in Italy has undergone substantial changes. It had to adapt to the economic and social circumstances characterised by changes in the labour market and in the employment relationship and it had to respond in a more efficient way by ensuring compliance through preventive measures, advice and detection of labour legislation infractions.

  8. Publication

    The Employment Relationship: A comparative overview

    05 January 2011

    This book presents the complex relation of labour legislation to the employment relationship, reporting on the many terms, notions, definitions, laws and practice in the various regions of the world.

2010

  1. Labour inspection audit - Joint outcome on labour inspection

    Technical Memorandum: Lebanon

    30 October 2010

    The purpose of this audit was to establish a joint action plan with the government for modernizing and strengthening the capacities of the labour inspection system in Lebanon within the framework of the ILO conventions on labour inspection.

  2. Labour inspection audit - Joint outcome on labour inspection

    Technical Memorandum: the Syrian Arab Republic

    30 October 2010

    The purpose of this audit was to establish a joint action plan, with the government, for modernizing and strengthening the capacities of the labour inspection system in Syria within the framework of the ILO conventions on labour inspection.

  3. Publication

    Good labour practice compilation of labour inspection practices and guidelines for effective labour inspections in EPZs

    02 March 2010

    Labour inspection, as a main part of labour administration, is vital for ensuring that the principles of international labour standards are implemented at the enterprise and branch level and in promoting good governance in the world of work and making Decent Work a reality. In this context, export processing zones (EPZs) call for special attention because of the significant difficulties faced in carrying out effective labour inspections. The general lack of resources (material and human) and training of labour inspectors along with the non-existence of a clear legal framework present particular challenges for EPZ inspections. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to document and disseminate good labour inspection practices in EPZs that may be replicated elsewhere.

  4. Publication

    Labour inspection in Europe: undeclared work, migration, trafficking

    21 January 2010

    This report was prepared by LAB/ADMIN team as reference document for a meeting held in Budapest (29-30 October 2009) on labour inspection and undeclared work migration and trafficking in Europe. It highlights some of the different labour inspection measures taken in law and practice by the EU countries and it is based in part on a questionnaire filled out by participants prior to the event. A series of guidelines were prepared and endorsed by the experts based on the discussions with the hope that they will assist labour inspectorates and policy makers as they work toward developing more effective and better coordinated labour inspection responses to the phenomenon of undeclared work.