Training of labour inspectors

Tenth cohort of national labour inspectors’ training program completed

The ILO Country Office in Pakistan organized a three day training for the 10th cohort of Labour Inspectors of the Department of Labour Punjab under its Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP).

Press release | Lahore, Pakistan | 21 December 2017
LAHORE (ILO News): The tenth cohort of the National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program was completed on 21st December, 2017 in Lahore in collaboration with the Department of Labour Punjab. A total of 19 participants attended the training with the objective of improving theoretical and practical competencies of the labour inspectors on a) labour inspection regulatory frameworks, b) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and c) contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

Dr Farah Masood, Secretary Labour Punjab in her key note address appreciated the contents and techniques of the training aimed at improving competencies for efficiently carrying out labour inspection within the constrained institutional resources available to them. She also urged that such training programs should continue in order to strengthen the capacity development processes for Labour Inspectors. Dr Farah also acknowledged the International Labour Organisation for its continued support to the government of Punjab and thanked the Netherlands Government for providing financial resources to this much sought after training program.

On the occasion, Mr Zishan Ahmad Siddiqi, National Project Coordinator for the Project on Strengthening Labour Inspection System in Pakistan (SLISP) stated that having a stronger Labour Inspection System as a means of promoting labour laws compliance was an essential condition for preventing fatal industrial accidents, safeguarding labour rights and improving industrial harmony in a country.

ILO’s Dutch funded project on SLISP is implementing a nationwide training program for labour inspecting staff. The training program so far had successfully completed ten cohorts in which a total of 272 labour inspectors of Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB. The program plans to conduct an additional three trainings for Labour Inspectors in Punjab province.