Trade for Decent Work

Mongolia implements new labour dispute resolution mechanism with ILO's support

With the support of the ILO's "Trade for Decent Work" project, funded by the European Union, the Mongolian Government introduces a new mechanism aimed at enhancing the resolution of labour disputes in the country.

News | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia | 08 May 2023
A series of training sessions on labour dispute regulations will be organized for various target groups, including labour inspectors, civil servants from Social and Welfare Offices, labour mediators, labour arbitrators, members of district tripartite dispute resolution committees, and dispute resolution commissions from enterprises. The objective of these sessions is to enhance the understanding of key stakeholders in labour dispute resolution to improve the application of labour dispute regulations and Labour Law, and to learn about best practices. The training will take place on May 8-10 and May 12.

Mongolia has recently implemented five new policies on labour dispute resolution in accordance with the country's Labour Law. These policies aim to enhance the effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms with the technical support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The policies include the regulation of the Tripartite Labour Rights Dispute Settlement Committee at the soum and district levels, the approval of a procedure for the Labour Rights Dispute Settlement Commission at the enterprise level, and the endorsement of regulations for labour interest dispute resolution through mediation and labour arbitration. Additionally, the Tripartite Committee on Labour and Social Partnership has approved a code of conduct for mediators and arbitrators.

To ensure the successful implementation of these policies, the Trade for Decent Work project is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP). The project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the ILO, is facilitating the training of 200 personnel, including labour inspectors, civil servants, mediators, arbitrators, members of district tripartite dispute resolution committees, and dispute resolution commissions from enterprises.

The training will be conducted by two experts: Prof. Urantsetseg, a labour law expert, and Mr Youngmo Yoon, Senior Specialist for Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations at the ILO Office for China and Mongolia. The participants will learn how to apply the new labour dispute regulations in practice, as well as gain knowledge about labour dispute case management and dispute resolution tactics. They will also learn about their rights and responsibilities in relation to their respective labour dispute resolution entities.

Through the series of training workshops, participants are expected to improve their capacity to mediate and arbitrate labour disputes effectively, contributing to the successful implementation of labour laws and regulations in Mongolia. The policies and training are crucial steps towards ensuring a fair and just working environment for Mongolian workers.

For more information please contact:

Tselmeg Urtnasan
Project Communication Officer
Country Office for China and Mongolia