BackgroundIn Indonesia, an ongoing Government priority is to improve decent working conditions in the fishing sector, including through better enforcement by the labour inspectorate and strengthened coordination with other relevant regulators. In recent times, the Government has pursued several of initiatives to improve the effectiveness of the inspectorate in this sector. This includes work towards ratifying the ILO's Work in Fishing Convention (C. 188) together with consultations and a law and practice analysis in relation to that instrument. As the labour inspectorate continues its efforts to improve its regulation of decent work in the fishing sector, it asked the ILO for assistance in training on fishing vessel inspection.
In August 2018, The ILO with the support Mr. Rene Robert (Senior Labour Inspection Specialist – ILO DWT Bangkok), Ms. Valkyrie Hanson (Technical Officer of LAB/ADMIN OSH ILO Geneva) and Mr. Jason Judd (CTA of Sea to Shore Project, Thailand), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Labour Inspection Directorate and the Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs (MOMFA) organized five-day workshop included three distinct components. The workshop focused on improving the participants' ability to apply a strategic compliance planning methodology to the fishing sector in Indonesia, reviewing the inspection legal framework and workflow in fishing combined with a training component for inspectors on techniques for improved on-vessel inspections of working and living conditions, and a field trip to a Nizam Zachman port in Jakarta where participants inspected actual vessels to apply some of the knowledge gained during the workshop and to better understand the challenges and effective approaches when conducting on-board vessel inspections. At the end of the workshop, the participants drafted the inspection plan at the provincial level that will be evaluated and monitored in the next 6 months.
The current activities proposed aimed to monitor the progress on the implementation of the inspection plan prepared by the participants in the last workshop in August 2018. The similar participants will be invited to share their experiences, lesson learned and good practices in the implementation of joint inspection and other methods of strategic compliance.
Workshop objectivesAs a result of the workshop, Labour Inspection officials will have:
- understanding of good practices and challenges of labour inspection in the Indonesia fishing sector based on the progress made for improving the strategic compliance in the fishing sector including through the joint inspection;
- recommendation on practical action plans at the provincial level for improving inspection methods in fishing based on the experiences and knowledge gained.