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.
International Women's Day
Eliminating the vulnerability of female workers to exploitation in the palm oil and fisheries sectors
27 February 2024
The ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower and Sectoral Employers promotes gender equality and protection for women workers in the palm oil and fisheries sectors.
Our impact, their voices
27 February 2024
Lack of access to information on migration has made migrant fishers vulnerable to exploitation. The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (SBMI) have set up a Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) to better protect Indonesian migrant fishers.
Local authorities at district and village levels play a key role in protecting migrant fishing boat crews from forced labour at sea
07 February 2024
The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme, in collaboration with its trade union partner, builds the capacity of local authorities of Pemalang district, known for its fishing industry, to better protect their migrant fishers through a Migrant Worker Resource Centre.
Deadline for application: 21 August 2024
7 - 17 October 2024
Deadline for application: 31 May 2024
9 September 2024 - 30 September 2025
Deadline for application: 16 August 2024
9 September - 31 December 2024