Last episode of the training series commences in Şanlıurfa for Employees of the Directorate for Guidance and Inspection

The last episode of the training series on Temporary and International Protection, Work, Inspection and Judicial Process for Foreigners commenced in Şanlıurfa for employees of the Directorate for Guidance and Inspection of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. The training series aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of labour inspectors to guide the public, employers and workers by providing support in international and judicial matters.

News | 17 June 2019
ANKARA – The last episode of the training series on “International Practice and Judicial Process in Labour Inspection” commenced in Şanlıurfa for the employees of the Directorate for Guidance and Inspection in the context of the refugee response programme implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in cooperation with the Directorate-General for International Labour Force (UIGM) of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS). The training will go on for 3 days.

The programme started with the opening remarks by Mr. Hulusi Ay, the Director for Guidance and Inspection of MoFLSS and Mr. Nejat Kocabay, Senior Programme Officer of the ILO Office for Turkey.

The training is delivered by a group of trainers led by Prof. Dr. Oğuz Karadeniz, a faculty member of Pamukkale University, to 75 Chief Labour Inspectors, Labour Inspectors and Assistant Labour Inspectors from Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Istanbul and Izmir offices of the Directorate for Guidance and Inspection.

In the programme, Mr. Onur Batuman, a Chief Labour Inspector from the Directorate for Guidance and Inspection, explained the mandate and activities of the institution; and Chief Labour Inspector Ms. Gülcan Eriş provided information on the legislation on the work of foreigners. Prof. Dr. Oğuz Karadeniz delivered a training session on “Social Security and Labour Market Status of Foreigners in Turkey.”

Judge Yusuf Demirci, a member of the 22nd Civil Chamber of Ankara Regional Court of Justice explained key concepts relating to migration, refugees and asylum-seekers. The training also included imparting theoretical knowledge as well as case analyses involving exemplary judicial decisions that explained judicial processes.

The second and third days of the programme will feature the presentations by Javier Barbero from ILO Head Office, Sergio Bescos Rubio from the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security and Fernanda Campos from the Portuguese Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Security.

The training series aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of labour inspectors to guide the public, employers and workers by providing support in international and judicial matters.
The series started with deliveries in Ankara, Adana and Gaziantep in recent months. Upon completion in Şanlıurfa, a total of 280 labour inspectors will have received the training.

The training is organised in the context of the project “Promoting Decent Job Opportunities for Syrians and Host Communities” financed by the United States Government, and the project “Job Creation and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Syrians under Temporary Protection and Host Communities in Turkey” financed by the European Union.