Good labour practice compilation of labour inspection practices and guidelines for effective labour inspections in EPZs

Labour inspection, as a main part of labour administration, is vital for ensuring that the principles of international labour standards are implemented at the enterprise and branch level and in promoting good governance in the world of work and making Decent Work a reality. In this context, export processing zones (EPZs) call for special attention because of the significant difficulties faced in carrying out effective labour inspections. The general lack of resources (material and human) and training of labour inspectors along with the non-existence of a clear legal framework present particular challenges for EPZ inspections. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to document and disseminate good labour inspection practices in EPZs that may be replicated elsewhere.