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Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN)

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 Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) 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."

Latest

  1. Publication

    Towards the Single Employment Contract: Comparative Reflections

    22 January 2014

    While the challenge of flexibility continues to act as a powerful driver for change in European labour markets, many countries are experiencing an increasing dualism or segmentation between workers with stable employment relationships and those with temporary contracts. This has led governments and social partners to open a debate on the introduction of single employment contract.

  2. Publication

    Labour administration reforms in China

    16 October 2013

    This timely volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the evolution of labour administration in China and details the recent reforms of its legislation and institutions. It gives a clear explanation of the principles and practical working of labour administrations in workplace-specific issue such as occupational safety and health, labour relations, and working conditions, as well as in the public employment services, labour inspection and social security services.

  3. Publication

    Labour inspection and undeclared work in the EU

    21 August 2013

    The purpose of this study is to consider the role that national labour inspection systems in the EU have as part of a strategic policy response to undeclared work. It was coordinated by the ILO’s Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Labour Law Unit.

  4. Publication

    Labour inspection and employment relationship

    12 July 2013

    The protection of the employment relationship, placed within the contract of employment, has been at the heart of the International Labour Organization’s agenda since the middle of the 1990’s. The employment relationship is the natural evolution of what previously represented the master-and-servant model. The employment relationship within the contract model operates as a framework for both the protection of workers and the guaranteeing of the exercise of fundamental rights at work.

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  1. Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch
    Governance and Tripartism Department
    4 route des Morillons
    Geneva 22, CH-1211
    Switzerland
    Tel:+41 22 799 6715
    Fax:+41 22 799 6878
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