Strengthening employers’ participation in the ILO supervisory machinery
Together with the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the Turin Centre and the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO have set up two workshops for employers’ organizations on the ILO supervisory machinery.
In the current climate, where the rights of workers are under threat, the business world needs to be able to make a more positive contribution. The workshops are organised at the request of employers, players in the global economy, to obtain in-depth knowledge on how the ILO supervisory machinery functions and the role of employers’ organization in that process.
The ILO links employers’ and workers’ organizations in its supervisory mechanisms. Social partners can submit comments in their reports to their governments or the ILO and submit representations or complaints. Through the tripartite supervisory bodies, social partners can raise issues concerning the application of ILS at national level and participate in the process of reaching conclusions and making recommendations on areas that can be improved.
In this context, the Centre and the International Labour Standards Department are carrying out a series of workshops for employers’ organizations on how the ILO supervisory machinery functions, to strengthen their capacity to be an active participant in it.
One workshop took place in Costa Rica for Central American employers’ organizations, and another workshop has just taken place in South America, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 13 and 14 August 2014, reaching out to around twenty employers’ organizations.