Labour inspection is a key element of any labour administration system for enduring the implementation of labour policies, providing feedback and allowing for a readjustment of these policies as necessary. In recent years, the importance of labour inspection in promoting decent work has been widely recognized. Yet in many countries, the changing world of work with its new employment patterns has been accompanied by reduced government interventions in the workplace. Even where there is a general agreement on the benefits of labour inspection, the real impact of labour inspectors has often been limited, especially among vulnerable or hard-to-reach groups and in the large informal economy. The ILO is working to strenghten labour inspection systems with a view to ensuring labour law compliance through the promotion of relevant international labour standards, and technical advisory services and projects.
Today, the number of workplaces subject to inspection dwarfs the resources available to inspect them, leading to a situation in which workers are unprotected, violators operate with impunity, and unfair competition for compliant businesses pervades.
ILO's strategic compliance model provides labour inspectorates with a new methodology to achieve compliance outcomes in light of limited resources, mismatched powers and a need to shoulder greater responsibility for promoting compliance in the ever-evolving world of work.
During the 27 November-8 December Academy on Workplace Compliance, representatives of labour inspectorates, ministries of labour, social partners and other stakeholders share insights and experiences and discuss key issues, trends and challenges relating to workplace compliance through labour inspection.
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05 August 2019
The ILO's Regional Office for Arab States and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch organized a sub-regional office in Beirut from 30 July to 2 August 2019 to introduce the ILO's strategic compliance intervention model.
25 July 2019
The province of Bali, Indonesia has implemented an integrated labour inspection involving key stakeholders to ensure decent work for all aspects of the fishing works, including labour rights of fishers.
22 July 2019
The province of North Sulawesi in Indonesia is committed to improve its labour inspection in the fishing sector. With support from the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower, they are now piloting an integrated labour inspection system.
Deadline for application: 04 October 2019
22 November - 6 December 2019
Deadline for application: 13 September 2019
21 October - 1 November 2019
Deadline for application: 31 May 2019
9 - 30 September 2019