Decision on the seventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution

Record of decisions | 18 November 2010

The Governing Body decided:

(a) that the Government of Myanmar be requested by the Director-General to communicate its observations on the complaint so as to reach him not later than 31 January 2011;

(b) that the Government of Myanmar be invited to send a representative to take part in the proceedings of the Governing Body concerning this matter at its future sessions, in accordance with article 26, paragraph 5, of the Constitution. When so inviting the Government of Myanmar, the Director-General should inform it that the Governing Body intends to continue its discussion of this case at its 310th Session, which is to take place in Geneva in March 2011;

(c) that the decision on whether the complaint should be referred as a whole to a Commission of Inquiry in accordance with article 26, paragraph 4, of the Constitution be postponed to a later stage, in the light of the information provided to the Governing Body in connection with the complaint.

(Document GB.309/7, paragraph 12)