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16th IALI General Assembly, 15 Jul 2021

At the recent IALI’s General Assembly held over Zoom on 15 July 2021, an election for the new Executive Committee through electronic ballot. 14 candidates stood for the election and 9 were successfully elected to the new EC. The 9 candidates proceeded to elect the officer bearers.

During the GA, Mr Joaquim Nunes, Chief of LABADMIN/OSH Branch Team, ILO shared on the ILO updates pertaining to labour inspection issues and Ir. Ts. Dr. Majahar bin Abd Rahman, Director, International Policy and Research Development Division, Malaysia, shared Malaysia’s experience with IALI’s flagship programme International Benchmarking of OSH Regulations (IBOR) programme.

IALI Webinar (2) – Competency Framework for Labour Inspectorates, 24 Jun 2021

Er. Ho Siong Hin, IALI Secretary General, presented the guidance on competency framework for labour inspectorate proposed by IALI.

The key features of this framework comprise:

  1. Focusing on competency-based learning
  2. Establishing a common framework for training
  3. Providing a definitive path for labour inspectors to upgrade themselves

In Er. Ho’s closing, he emphasized that labour inspectorates would continue to play a central role in the implementation of labour laws on working conditions that protect the rights of millions of workers worldwide. They help to promote compliance with relevant labour legislation through inspection, providing information and advice, and, where necessary, taking enforcement action. Good governance of workplaces is central to the promotion of sustainable economic development, and competency development of labour inspectors will help to ensure that labour inspectors execute these roles effectively.

IALI Webinar (1): Covid-19 and the Implications for Labour Inspectorates, 3 Jun 2021

Along with IALI’s Position Paper “Roles of Labour Inspection in a Pandemic”, representatives from various countries – France, Georgia, Germany, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom – also shared their strategies and approaches to keep workplaces safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar was attended by over 100 participants from across the globe. It provided an opportunity for labour inspectorates to share their experience, and how they could be better prepared for future pandemic.

Participation in ILO VZF Project on “Developing Occupational Safety and Health Regulations in Myanmar”, Sep – Nov 2020

IALI has successfully been awarded a proposal to develop an information paper to develop regulatory framework in Myanmar.

In June 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Vision Zero Fund (VZF) Liaison Office called for an expression of interest from a suitably qualified international consultant to deliver an information paper. This will be used to inform the drafting of OSH regulations and implementation frameworks in the areas of (a) OSH Committees, (b) OSH Personnel (Safety Officers) and (c) Training and Accreditation Framework for OSH for Myanmar. It will involve desktop review and organizing discussions about international labour standards, international experience of regulatory and implementation frameworks, Myanmar’s experience on OSH with key stakeholders.

The project will take place from Sep 2020 to Nov 2020. It will be co-led by Kevin Myers (IALI President) and Ho Siong Hin (IALI Secretary General).


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