Decision on the seventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning 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
The Governing Body, welcoming the important developments which have occurred since its last consideration of this matter in November 2011:
(a) decided to defer to its 316th Session (November 2012) a decision on the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry;
(b) in the meantime, welcoming the Government’s stated commitment, expressed its firm expectation that the Government will facilitate the strengthening and expanded capacity of the ILO Liaison Office, including through the approval of visa applications for new staff to foster and monitor the environment necessary for the effective implementation of the Labour Organization Law and its implementing Rules in a manner which is in full conformity with the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87). To this end, the Governing Body urged that intensive technical cooperation and a full-fledged awareness-raising campaign begin immediately on the new legislative framework and international standards and principles in the area of freedom of association for all relevant stakeholders, including workers, employers, their representatives, and public officials (such as registrar officials, judges, police and the armed forces).
(Documents GB.313/INS/7, paragraph 8, as amended, and GB313/INS/7(Add.).)