The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has commenced with its Paperless Labour Inspection consultation with a Labour Inspection Specialist from ILO Bangkok Mr. Rene Robert and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the Pacific.
Discussions held focused on the modification of the Labour inspection process in Fiji that will see that Labour and OHS Inspectorates no longer carry inspection files but will instead carry Tablet computers to conduct Labour Inspections.
The outcome of the meeting in Bangkok resulted in the two parties collaborating on the preparation of a policy framework that will see a transition from a manual labour inspection to a computer-based or e-based one.
The parties also looked at two important models of Paperless Inspections from Philippines and Colombia as best practices from both of these countries to be used as Fiji’s model.
The ILO team commended the Fijian Government in having a robust Labour Inspection program and for having the will to enhance their operations through the introduction of paperless inspection for the work of the Ministry.