The meeting that was held at the UN Conference Hall in Yerevan brought together key stakeholders commited to promoting and enhancing labour rights in Armenia.
Established in line with the ILO's approach to fostering social dialogue, the PAC plays a crucial advisory role in ensuring that project strategies, objectives, and activities are effectively communicated to constituents and partners. This approach fosters a sense of ownership among the beneficiaries, facilitating collaboration between the government, employers, and workers through social dialogue—critical for ensuring workplace adherence to labour laws and safeguarding employees' rights.
Nver Sargsyan, Project Coordinator of the " ILO PILRAT project, presented the progress, obstacles and some of major achievements discussed during the meeting, including:
- capacity building initiatives for labour inspectors of the Labour Legislation Legal Supervision and Worker's Health Protection and Safety Supervision Divisions of the Territorial Centres of the HLIB;
- training of Trainers (ToT) for 27 labour inspectors, with 11 selected as trainers for further facilitation activities;
- agreement with the HLIB to design and build the Electronic Case Management System (ECMS);
- completion of the "Guidelines for Internal Grievance Handling" based on ILO's relevant recommendations and guidelines;
- ongoing collaboration with the Academy of Justice of the Republic of Armenia to finalize blended-learning courses on International Labour Law and Domestic Labour Law.
"Promoting Implementation of Labour Rights in Armenia Together" ILO Project is funded by the US Department of Labour (USDOL). The project's primary goal is to strengthen labour legislation compliance with internationally accepted standards and increase the availability of judicial and extrajudicial remedies in Armenia.