Labour inspection

Workers Capacity Building Programme on Social Dialogue, Monitoring and Compliance of Labour Standards

The ILO will bring together a core group of workers’ organizations and trade union representatives in a training programme, with focus on general labour standards and labour inspection, under the United States Department of Labor (US DOL) funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate.

The ILO’s Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate, a project funded by the United States Department of Labor (US DOL), will hold a Workers Capacity Building Programme on Social Dialogue, Monitoring and Compliance of Labour Standards. With focus on general labour standards and labour inspection, the training programme aims to:
  • improve the capacity of a core group of trade union representatives to implement union campaigns and to support their respective trade union monitoring networks in raising awareness on the new labour inspection rules, workers’ role in the labour inspection process and monitoring of compliance, particularly on laws and regulations on illegal contracting and subcontracting; and
  • identify good practices for trade unions on monitoring compliance and engaging management on discussions on workplace compliance, particularly on the issue of illegal contracting and subcontracting.
The two-day training programme will cover the following sessions:
  1. Presentation on Updates on Labour Inspectorate Reforms,
  2. Identifying Good Practices and Issues on Illegal Contracting and Subcontracting,
  3. Monitoring and Case Documentation of Enterprise Compliance to Laws on Contracting and Subcontracting Strategies,
  4. Clarifying Trade Union Representation During Labour Inspections under AO 164-17, and
  5. Mapping out Strategies to Promote Compliance to Laws on Contracting and Subcontracting.
All sessions are designed to build or to enhance the capacity of the participants in the labour inspection process and monitoring of compliance, particularly on laws and regulations on illegal contracting and subcontracting.

Workers and trade union representatives involved in the pilot run of the manual in 2016 will participate. Regional and national representatives of partner trade unions, responsible for implementing their respective compliance campaigns will also join the training programme.