Labour administration and inspection

Labour inspection in a sweatshop in Brazil

Labour inspection is a key element of any labour administration system for enduring the implementation of labour policies, providing feedback and allowing for a readjustment of these policies as necessary. In recent years, the importance of labour inspection in promoting decent work has been widely recognized. Yet in many countries, the changing world of work with its new employment patterns has been accompanied by reduced government interventions in the workplace. Even where there is a general agreement on the benefits of labour inspection, the real impact of labour inspectors has often been limited, especially among vulnerable or hard-to-reach groups and in the large informal economy. The ILO is working to strenghten labour inspection systems with a view to ensuring labour law compliance through the promotion of relevant international labour standards, and technical advisory services and projects.

News

  1. News

    Supporting the modernisation of labour inspection, mediation, conciliation and arbitration services in Greece

    17 November 2022

    The European Commission and the ILO will assist the Greek authorities in restructuring the Labour Inspectorate and strengthening the effectiveness of the labour dispute prevention and resolution system of Greece following the 2021 legislation reform.

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    Labour inspectorate

    New ILO labour inspection guidelines and practices discussed at high level international forum

    17 November 2022

    The forum, which was addressed by ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, showcased and discussed the recently approved guidelines updating labour inspection principles and practices.

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    International technical forum of Senior Officials of Labour Inspectorates

    01 November 2022

Courses

  1. Fecha limite para la inscripción: 05 de noviembre 2022

    Curso a distancia en Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (course in Spanish)

    21 November 2022 - 13 May 2023

  2. Deadline for application: 31 May 2022

    Master in Occupational Safety and Health

    5 September 2022 - 30 September 2023