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. Labour Inspection

    Botswana ratifies two key conventions on labour inspection

    10 January 2023

    Botswana is the 149th country to ratify Convention No. 81 and the 56th to ratify Convention No. 129 promoting an effective system of labour inspection in commerce and industry, as well as agriculture.

  2. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2023

    News

    Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan

    27 December 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.

  3. © Crozet/ILO 2023

    News

    New EU-ILO partnership to improve occupational safety and health in the Mediterranean region, notably through strengthened labour inspectorates

    30 November 2022

    The project will benefit workers in vulnerable conditions, such as women and young workers, with a focus on the agricultural sector in Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia)

Courses

  1. Deadline for application: 08 September 2023

    Academy on Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Workplace Compliance

    23 October - 3 November 2023

  2. Deadline for application: 04 September 2023

    International classification of radiographs of pneumoconioses

    9 - 13 October 2023

  3. Deadline for application: 07 August 2023

    Distance learning course on Occupational Safety and Health 2

    4 September 2023 - 12 January 2024