As the country with the largest forestry industries in the Asia Pacific Region, Indonesia plays an important role within the geopolitical, economic and climate change context. Forest and forest products industry have delivered significant contributions to gross domestic product, foreign exchange, government revenue, and employment in the period 1980-2002. The ILO estimated there were one million formal forestry sector workers in Indonesia (2001) with a potential for significant direct employment creation between 67,000 and 837,000 in the next ten years.
Despite the sector potentially absorb a huge number of employment to address the unemployment issue, the preliminary study on the Labour Conditions in Forestry in Indonesia published by ILO in October 2009 indicated a poor working condition and lacking of awareness of worker safety and health.
The study suggests the sector has to get priority support for both the policy and operational matters in Indonesia, among others, by establishing an institution dedicated to inspection, monitoring and reporting of labour condition in forestry considering the sector as a potentially major and growing force within the national agenda of green economy in Indonesia.
In this context, the ILO Jakarta has prepared the Indonesian translation of the Guideline of Labour Inspection for Forestry Sector stipulating the issues of labour standards, labour standard management, the implementation of ILO core conventions in relation to the eliminating of child labour, non discrimination policy, OSH and forestry workers skills classification that required for the labour inspection in the forestry sector as an essential component of economic development in Indonesia.
To address the issue, International Labour Office (ILO) in collaboration with the SMART FM radio, plans to organize SMART Workers Jakarta broadcast Event: “The Role of Labour Inspector in ensuring the Implementation of Safety and Health in the Forestry Industry”.
The objectives of the interactive discussion are:
- To initiate and awareness building about the Guidelines for Labour Inspection in Forestry.
- To facilitate a social dialogue of the key stakeholders in the Sector to propose strategic recommendations for the implementation of the guideline in improving labour conditions in the forestry sector.
Participants and Resource Persons
50 participants and three resource persons from the key stakeholders of Governments, workers and employers representatives in the forestry sector’s industrial relations are expected to attend the workshop.
For further information please contact:
Mr Tauvik Muhamad
Tel.: +6221 391 3112 ext. 103
Media Relations Officer
Tel.: +6221 391 3112 ext. 115