Towards safe, healthy and declared work in Ukraine

The long-term objective of the project funded by the European Union is that men and women workers in Ukraine enjoy safe, healthy and declared work. The expected short-term impact is an improved compliance of Ukraine with key International Labour Standards on occupational safety and health (OSH) and undeclared work. The two outcomes to be achieved by the end of the project are (1) legal framework on OSH is brought closer to international labour standards and (2) systems and procedures for a roll out of labour inspection services are in place.

The project builds on the achievements of the first phase of the project “Enhancing the Labour Administration Capacity to Improve Working Conditions and Tackle Undeclared Work”. This first phase started the work on aligning national legislation with International Labour Standards and EU rules, rising the awareness rising on undeclared work, and putting in place the required capacity of labour inspectors.

The new project will consolidate this work. Additional technical assistance is needed for the implementation of the “Concept of the Labour Protection Management System Reform” which was recently approved by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. In addition, technical support will be provided for the implementation of the National Action Plan to Fight Undeclared Work, as well as for the effective implementation of ILO Conventions C81 and C129 (labour Inspection Conventions) and improvement of Ukrainian system of labour inspection effectiveness in enforcing the law.

The project has a total duration of three years (2020 to 22).