Webinar: Labour Inspection – finding the right balance between prevention and enforcement

Rainer Pritzer, Senior Specialist, Social Dialogue and Labour Administration, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, will present on this topic between 10.00 - 11.00 am (AST), and hold a 30 minute question and answer session following his presentation.

Strong labour administration and labour inspection systems (LIS) are essential pillars of good governance. The financial and economic crisis from 2008/2009 confirmed the importance of these institutions. In both industrial and developing countries, labour administrations have helped to make decent work a reality, before and after the crisis. LIS, in particular, have been very instrumental in promoting a level playing field between workers and business. Educational campaigns as well as inspection visits are the traditional steps that labour inspections undertake. However, many challenges in the formal economy remain, and are even bigger when addressing the informal economy. While the crisis has raised the profile of labour ministries and requests for more services, the resources have not always grown adequately to allow them to fulfil the required tasks. 
  • How can labour administrations and labour inspections in this context, with new and growing challenges and still insufficient resources, ensure that decent work remains or becomes a reality?
  • How can they best strike a balance between prevention and enforcement measures to ensure compliance with fundamental rights and national labour laws for achieving decent working conditions?
This webinar, which includes a 30 minute Q&A session, will shed more light on this issue. 

How to attend the webinar

You are asked to register your interest by 2nd December 2016 to ilocarib@ilo.org bearing in mind that limited space is available for this event. Registration  will ensure that you will receive all documentation and feedback after the event, even if you were not able to attend. After confirmation of your participation you will receive an email containing the relevant information and link to join the Webinar approximately two days before the event.

Please feel free to circulate this information with your colleagues and any other potentially interested parties, particularly those who share a vested interest in the subject matter.