Labour Administration and Labour Inspection


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    Evaluation and planning meeting of the Arab Centre for Labour Administration

    07 December 2018

    The Governance and Tripartism Department of the ILO attended the evaluation and programming meetings of the Arab Centre for Labour Administration and Employment (ACLAE) held in Tunis on the 4th and 7th December 2018.

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    On the way to strengthening the national system of the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia

    06 November 2018

    FYR of Macedonia ratified the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) in 2012. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy requested the ILO to elaborate a comparative analysis of the national legal and institutional framework on OSH and the requirements laid down in Convention No. 187.

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    7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference Strategic Labour Inspection for Decent Work Including in Global Supply Chains

    05 October 2018

    The Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch, together with the Decent Work Team and Country Office of the ILO in Bangkok, and the Vision Zero Fund supported the organization of the The Seventh ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference.

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    Securing decent work for fishers in Indonesia

    05 September 2018

    Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in fishing sector to secure decent work for Indonesian fishers. Improving compliance is critical to ensure the sustainability of the country's fishing sector, its access to global markets and as a future contributor to jobs and livelihoods for many Indonesians.

Labour administration and labour inspection have enjoyed an increasingly high profile in recent years, both nationally and internationally. Much of the increased interest is from governments as the labour administration in a globalized world became a key actor in the elaboration and implementation of government’s economic and social policies.

Labour administration is a major source of information in its fields of competence for government, employers and workers; it is an active intermediary in the prevention and settlement of labour disputes; it is an informed observer of the trends in society by virtue of its special links with the social partners; it is a provider of effective solutions to the evolving needs of its users; it bears responsibility for an increasing part of public expenditure. Yet employers and workers are also calling for better resources for Ministries of Labour and inspectorates, to promote fairness and a 'level playing field', and to make Decent Work a reality.

The ILO Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) aims at assisting constituents in promoting Decent Work through the strengthening of labour administration machinery, including labour inspection, and making them more effective. The 2008 ILO Declaration of Social Justice for a Fair Globalization has reaffirmed the need to "strengthen the ILO's capacity to assist its members’ efforts to reach the ILO's objectives in the context of globalization… and of promoting social dialogue and tripartism as the most appropriate methods for (among other)… the building of effective labour inspection systems."