The Conference “Labour Inspection in a Global Context: Balancing the Interests of Employers and Employees” will focus on the history, presence and future of these two groups, and will be held on 10 and 11 October 2024 at the International Institute for Social History.
Labour inspectorates ensure that employers comply with labour laws and regulations that protect the rights and safety of workers. However, they also face challenges and opposition from employers and employees because of the divergent interests between these two groups. For example, employers may see labour inspections as a source of excessive regulation that interfere with their economic interests. Unions and labour movements, in turn, may view labour inspections as inadequate and ineffective in enforcing labour standards and ensuring the protection of workers’ rights in terms of working hours and safety.
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