International Labor Relations and Labor Inspection
|Requesting country||Providing country|
|El Salvador||Dominican Republic|
This was a double activity, in which three labor inspection officials and two international relations officers from the Salvadoran Ministry of Labor received by their counterparts at the Dominican Republic’s Secretariat of Labor. In the first part, the participants learned about the organization and functioning of the labor inspection system (allocation of responsibilities, documents, forms, etc., including the civil inspection service), carried out a field inspection to observe the inspectors’ work and follow-up activities, learned about educational and preventive programs, etc. For the second component, in addition to a detailed presentation about the international relations unit of the Dominican Secretariat of Labor, they studied the methods it uses to prepare reports and other submissions to the ILO.
This activity yielded very specific actions to be taken based on the lessons learned in the Dominican Republic, such as the Labor Organization and Functions Law in order to modify labor inspectors’ responsibilities, the establishment of the Decent Work Unit, implementation of a new administrative procedure for the submission of agreements and recommendations to the International Labor Organization; and a proposal for implementation of reforms to the union registration process.