Strengthening Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection

ACI/7 Global Workshop Report

ILO staff and constituents from the seven ACI/7 pilot countries met at the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) to discuss current progress, initiatives and future ventures in ACI/Compliance. The workshop provided a space to discuss the overall vision and global outputs, report on progress in the pilot countries and set the work plans of the newly added ones. It also allowed coming around Outcome 7 of the 2016/17 ILO Programme and Budget.

In line with the description of this ACI, the work focuses on developing the capacity of constituents to improve compliance in workplaces with national labour laws, applicable regulation and collective agreements, taking into account ratified international labour standards, and fundamental principles and rights at work. This is done by enhancing employer and worker collaboration in compliance; strengthening the preventive and enforcement functions of labour inspection and labour administration; providing technical assistance and capacity development to government inspection and enforcement institutions and to the social partners; assisting in the design of well-thought-out user-friendly labour legislation and effective dispute resolution mechanisms; and public-private partnerships. The ILO works with constituents to design innovative and complementary approaches to workplace compliance, including in the informal economy.

Table of Contents:
● Executive Summary
● Introduction
● Presentations & Discussions
● Presentations & Discussions
● Presentations & Discussions
● Presentations & Discussions
● Final Conclusions
● Annexes
1. Global Workshop Agenda
2. List of Participants
3. Group Photograph
4. Feedback on the Global Outputs

The workshop was organised by the ACI/7 Task Team, in collaboration with the Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme of the ITC- ILO. With representatives from the constituents of the seven pilot countries (Burkina Faso, Colombia, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Vietnam), along with ILO staff from the field and HQ, the workshop allowed the opportunity of tripartite perspectives on the challenges and progress being made. The presentations from ILO HQ staff shared research that underpinned the production of the global outputs and participants provided feedback on what they thought about the innovation, the sustainability, and the potential for replication of the outputs in their country contexts.