Rs 0.822.725.0 Convention N O 150 26 June 1978 Concerning Labour Administration: Role, Functions And Organisation

Original Language Title: RS 0.822.725.0 Convention no 150 du 26 juin 1978 concernant l’administration du travail: rôle, fonctions et organisation

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0.822.725.0 text original Convention n 150 concerning labour administration: role, functions and organisation concluded at Geneva on 26 June 1978 approved by the Federal Assembly on 16 December 1980, Instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 1981 entry into force for Switzerland on March 3, 1982 (status on 20 March 2013) by the Switzerland the General Conference of the International Labour Organization convened at Geneva by the governing body of the international labour office, and having met in its sixty-fourth session on 7 June 1978;
Recalling the terms of the conventions and international recommendations of existing work - including the convention on the labour inspection, 1947, of the agreement on the inspection of labour (agriculture), 1969, and the convention on the employment service, 1948 - that require the implementation of specific activities under the administration of the work;
Whereas it is desirable to adopt instruments formulating guidelines for the system of administration of the work as a whole;
Recalling the terms of the convention on the policy of employment, 1964, and of the convention on the development of human resources, 1975. Recalling also the goal of full employment adequately paid, and convinced of the need to adopt a policy of administration of work that is of a nature to allow the pursuit of this objective and to give effect to the purposes of the said conventions;
Recognizing the need to fully respect the autonomy of organizations of employers and workers; Recalling in this respect the terms of the conventions and existing international labour recommendations which guarantee freedom and rights and Union organizing and collective bargaining - particularly the convention on freedom of Association and protection of the right to organise, 1948, and the convention on the right to organize and collective bargaining, 1949 - and which prohibit all acts of interference from the public authorities liable to limit these rights or to interfere with the legal exercise; Considering also that employers ' and workers ' organizations play a vital role in the pursuit of the objectives of economic, social and cultural progress;
having decided to adopt some proposals to the labour administration: role, functions and organisation, which is the fourth item on the agenda of the session;
having decided that the proposals would take the form of an international convention, adopts, this twenty-sixth day of June thousand nine hundred seventy-eight, the convention below, which will be referred to as Convention on the administration of labour, 1978: art. 1 for the purposes of this convention: a) "labour administration" shall mean the activities of the public administration in the field of national labour policy; b) the words 'labour administration system' refer to all organs of the public administration responsible or responsible for the administration of work - whether it is Government departmental or public institutions, including parastatal organizations and the regional or local authorities or other decentralized administration - as well as any institutional structure established in view to coordinate the activities of these bodies and to ensure the consultation and participation of employers, workers and their organizations.

Art. 2. any Member which ratifies this convention may delegate or entrust, by virtue of legislation or national practice, some administrative activities of work to non-governmental organizations, including organizations of employers and workers, or - if necessary - to representatives of employers and workers.

Art. 3. each Member which ratifies this convention may consider some activities under its national policy work, as part of the questions which, under the legislation or national practice, are regulated by the use of the direct negotiation between employers and workers organizations.

Art. 4. any Member which ratifies this convention must, appropriately to conditions, make sure that a system of labour administration is organized and operates efficiently on its territory, and that the tasks and responsibilities assigned to him are properly coordinated.

Art. 5-1. Any Member which ratifies this convention shall make arrangements appropriate to national to ensure conditions, as part of the system of labour administration, consultations, cooperation and negotiations between the public authorities and the most representative organizations of employers and workers, or - as appropriate - representatives of employers and workers.
2. to the extent that this is consistent with the legislation and national practice, these provisions will have to be taken at national, regional and local levels as well as various sectors of economic activity.

Art. 6-1. The competent bodies within the system of labour administration should, according to the case, be responsible for preparing, implementing, for the coordination, control and evaluation of the national labour policy, or participate in each of these phases, and be, in public administration, the instruments of the preparation and enforcement of the legislation that actually something.
((2. they shall notably, taking into account international standards relevant work: a) participate in the preparation, implementation, coordination, control and evaluation of the national policy of employment according to the procedure prescribed by the legislation and national practice; b) study somehow followed the situation of people who have a job, as well as people who are unemployed or underemployed in the light of the legislation and practice relating to conditions of work, employment and professional life, draw attention to the inadequacies and abuses in this area and submit proposals on how to address them; c) offer their services to employers and workers and their respective organisations, under the conditions permitted by legislation or national practice in order to promote, at the national, regional and local levels as well as various sectors of economic activity, consultation and effective cooperation between the public authorities and bodies and the organizations of employers and workers, as well as between these organizations; d) respond to requests for technical advice to employers and workers, as well as their respective organizations.

Art. 7 if national conditions to meet the needs of the widest possible number of workers, insofar as such activities are not yet guaranteed any Member which ratifies this convention should encourage the appropriate progressive extension of the functions of the system of labour administration to include activities that will be carried out in collaboration with other relevant agencies and which concern the conditions of work and working life categories of workers who, in the eyes of the law, are not employees, including: a) farmers not using outside labor, sharecroppers and similar agricultural workers categories; b) self-employed workers not using foreign labour, occupied in the informal sector as understood in national practice; c) cooperators and workers in self-managed enterprises; d) people working within a framework established by custom or community traditions.

Art. 8 to the extent that national law and practice allow the competent bodies within the system of labour administration should participate in the preparation of the national policy in the field of international relations of the work and the representation of the State in this area as well as in the preparation of the measures to be taken to this effect at the national level.

Art. 9. to ensure appropriate coordination tasks and responsibilities of the system of labour administration, in the manner determined in accordance with the legislation or national practice, the Ministry of the work or any other similar body must have the means to verify parastatal agencies of certain activities in the field of the administration of labour and regional or local bodies to which such activities would have been delegated to act in accordance with national law and meet the targets that have set them.

Art. 10-1. Personnel assigned to the system of labour administration should be comprised of properly qualified to perform the duties assigned to them, with access to the training necessary for the exercise of these functions and free from undue external influence.
2. such staff shall have the status, the material means and the financial resources necessary for the effective performance of its duties.

Art. 11. the formal ratifications of this convention will be communicated to the Director-general of the international Bureau and the work by him saved.

Art. 12

1. this agreement will not bind the members of the International Labour Organization whose ratification will be registered by the Director-general.
2. it comes into force twelve months after the ratifications of two members have been registered by the Director-general.
3. thereafter, this convention will enter into force for each Member twelve months after the date where ratification has been registered.

Art. 13-1. Any Member ratifying this convention may denounce it on the expiry of a period of ten years after the date of the initial implementation of the convention, by an act communicated to the Director-general of the international labour office and by him registered. Denunciation shall become effective one year after having been recorded.
2. a Member ratifying this Agreement who, within the period of one year after the expiry of the period of ten years mentioned in the previous paragraph, does not exercise the right of denunciation provided for by this article will be linked to a new period of ten years and, thereafter, may denounce this convention at the expiration of each period of ten years under the conditions provided for in this article.

Art. 14-1. The Director general of the international labour office shall notify all members of the International Labour Organization the registration of all ratifications and denunciations that will be communicated to him by the members of the organization.
2. by notifying the registration of the second ratification which has been communicated to members of the Organization, the Director-general will call the attention of the members of the Organization on the date on which this convention will enter into force.

Art. 15. the Director-general of the international labour office shall communicate to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, for registration in accordance with article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations, comprehensive information about all ratifications and all acts of denunciation that it will be registered in accordance with the preceding articles.

RS 0.120 art. 16. whenever necessary, the governing body of the international labour office will present to the General Conference a report on the application of this convention and will consider whether it is necessary to register to the agenda of the Conference the question of its revision total or partial.

Art. 17-1. Should the Conference adopt a new convention revising all or part of this agreement, and unless the new convention provides otherwise: a) the ratification by a member of the new convention revising would of right, notwithstanding article 13 above, immediate denunciation of this convention, provided that the new convention revising is entered into force; b) from the date of the entry into force of the new convention revising, this convention would cease to be open to ratification by the members.

2. the present convention remain in any case in effect in its form and content for members which had ratified and which would not ratify the agreement review.

Art. 18 French and English versions of the text of this convention are equally authentic.

Scope March 20, 2013 States parties Ratification Declaration of estate (S) entry into force Albania 24 July 2002 July 24, 2003 Algeria 26 January 1984 26 January 1985 Germany February 26, 1981 26 February 1982 Antigua - and - Barbuda September 16, 2002 September 16, 2003 Argentina February 20, 2004 February 20, 2005 Armenia 18 May 2005 may 18, 2006 Australia September 10, 1985 September 10, 1986 Belarus 15 September 1993 15 September 1994 Belgium October 21, 2011 October 21, 2012 Belize

March 6, 2000 6 March 2001 Benin 11 June 2001 June 11, 2002 Burkina Faso 3 April 1980 3 April 1981 Cambodia August 23, 1999 August 23, 2000 China March 7, 2002 March 7, 2003 Hong Kong June 6, 1997 1 July 1997 Macau March 7, 2003 March 7, 2003 Cyprus July 6, 1981 6 July 1982 Congo (Brazzaville) June 24, 1986 June 24, 1987 Congo (Kinshasa) 3 April 1987 April 3, 1988 (South) Korea December 8, 1997 8 December

1998 Costa Rica September 25, 1984 September 25, 1985 Cuba December 29, 1980 December 29, 1981 Denmark 5 June 1981 June 5, 1982 Dominique July 26, 2004 July 26, 2005 Egypt 5 December 1991 5 December 1992 El El Salvador February 2, 2001 February 2, 2002 Spain 3 March 1982 March 3, 1983 United States March 3, 1995 March 3, 1996 Finland 25 February 1980 25 February 1981 Gabon 11 October 1979 October 11, 1980 Ghana may 27, 1986 27 May 1987

Greece July 31, 1985 July 31, 1986 Guinea June 8, 1982 8 June 1983 Guyana January 10, 1983 S January 10, 1983 Iraq July 10, 1980 10 July 1981 Israel December 7, 1979 7 December 1980 Italy 28 February 1985 28 February 1986 Jamaica 4 June 1984 June 4, 1985 Jordan July 10, 2003 July 10, 2004 Kyrgyzstan December 22, 2003 22 December 2004 Lesotho June 14, 2001 14 June 2002 Latvia March 8, 1993 8 March 1994 Lebanon 4 April 2005 April 4, 2006 Liberia June 2, 2003 June 2, 2004 Luxembourg 21 March 2001 21 March 2002 Malawi 19 November 1999 19 November 2000 Mali January 23, 2008 January 23, 2009 Morocco April 3, 2009 April 3, 2010 Maurice April 5, 2004 April 5, 2005 Mexico February 10, 1982 February 10, 1983 Moldova November 10, 2006 November 10, 2007 Namibia June 28, 1996 28 June 1997 Norway March 19, 1980 19 March 1981 Netherlands 8 August 1980 8 August 1981 Portugal * January 9, 1981 9 January 1982 Republic Central African June 5, 2006 June 5, 2007 Dominican Republic 15 June 1999 June 15, 2000 Czech Republic October 9, 2000 October 9, 2001 Romania November 4, 2008 November 4, 2009 United Kingdom * 19 March 1980 19 March 1981 Gibraltar 11 August 1980 11 August 1980 Guernsey may 12, 1981 12 May 1981 Isle of Man May 12, 1981 12 May 1981 Sainte - Hélène 11 August 1980 11 August 1980 Russia July 2

1998 2 July 1999 San - Marino 19 April 1988 19 April 1989 Seychelles November 23, 1999 23 November 2000 Sweden 11 June 1979 October 11, 1980 Switzerland March 3, 1981 3 March 1982 Suriname September 29, 1981 September 29, 1982 Togo 30 March 2012 March 30, 2013 Trinidad and Tobago, August 17, 2007 August 17, 2008 Tunisia 23 May 1988 23 May 1989 Ukraine November 10, 2004 November 10, 2005 Uruguay 19 June 1989 19 June 1990 Venezuela August 17, 1983 17 August

1984 Zambia 19 August 1980 19 August 1981 Zimbabwe August 27, 1998 August 27, 1999 reservations and declarations.
Reservations and declarations are not published to the RO. Texts in french and English will be available at the address of the Internet site of the International Labour Organization: or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.

The conv. is not applicable to the Norfolk Island.

Applicable with modification.

March 30, 1981 to June 30, 1997, the conv. was applicable to Hong Kong on the basis of a declaration of territorial expansion of the United Kingdom. On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the Bill on 6 June 1997, the conv Chinese. is also applicable to the Hong Kong SAR after July 1, 1997.

Sept. 13. 1999 to Dec. 19. 1999, the conv. was applicable in Macao on the basis of a declaration of territorial extension of the Portugal. From Dec. 20. 1999, Macao became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the declaration's Chinese March 7, 2003, the conv. is also applicable to the Macao SAR beginning March 7, 2003.

1982 327 RO; FF 1980 II 444 RO 1982 326 RS 0.822.719.1 RS 0.823.111 RS 0.822.719.7 RS 0.822.719.9 1982 327 RO, 1983 619, 1985 824, 1986-1193, 1987 1458, 1991 625, 2005 1773, 2008 35, 2013 971. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (

State on March 20, 2013

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