Labour administration and labour inspection

At its 308th Session (June 2010), the Governing Body placed this item on the agenda of the 100th Session of the Conference. The Office has prepared a report (Report V) to provide a basis for the general discussion. The report sets out how sound labour administration and inspection systems are fundamental for good labour market governance, equitable economic development and the effective implementation of international labour standards. It reviews how the operating environment for these institutions has fundamentally changed in recent decades owing to economic, social and technological developments or crises.

Committee sessions: Palais des Nations (Room XVII) - 1-4 June (week 1), 6,7 and 9,10 June (week 2), June 13 (adoption of the report)

Reports to the Conference

  1. Report V - Labour administration and labour inspection

    31 March 2011

    The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current challenges and future perspectives facing labour administration and inspection systems and to identify key areas of action both for national labour administration and inspection systems and for the ILO.

Committee reports

  1. PR No.19 - Report of the Committee on Labour Administration

    15 June 2011

    100th Session of the International Labour Conference, 2011, Fifth item on the agenda: Labour administration and labour inspection

Background information

  1. Monitoring hazardous child labour in Tajikistan

    10 June 2011

    Labour inspectors often find it difficult to reach out to informal economy workplaces where hazardous child labour occurs most frequently. According to this year’s ILO report for World Day Against Child Labour, child labour monitoring (CLM) systems are a powerful means to support labour inspectorates.

  2. A Fresh Approach to Labour Inspection in South Africa

    02 June 2011

    There’s a new spirit of cooperation between South Africa’s employers and the Department of Labour. It’s a result of ongoing reforms in South Africa’s Labour Inspection process, including good practices promoted by the ILO.

  3. Resource guide on labour inspection

    01 June 2011

  4. Labour Inspection: An Interview with the ILO's Giuseppe Casale

    31 May 2011

    ILO TV interviews Giuseppe Casale, Director of the ILO's Department of Labour Administration, about the general discussion on labour administration and inspection that will take place at the International Labour Conference from June 1 to 13, 2011.

  5. Labour administration and inspection key to good global governance

    31 May 2011

    The importance of strong and effective labour administration and labour inspection systems in the context of economic and social development is recognised in the Constitution of the ILO, the Declaration of Philadelphia and the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The same principles have been further developed by numerous ILO Conventions, Recommendations and other instruments. ILO Online spoke with Giuseppe Casale, Director of the ILO’s Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN).