Figures and Charts

Figure 7.2

Major ILO Activities Participated and Contacts with Other Labour Administrations in 2005

 
  1. The Labour Department sent a 5-member delegation to visit Japan and Korea to study the labour relations, employment services and labour inspection of these countries.

  2. A representative from the Labour Department was sent to Japan to attend the "Workshop on International Migration and Labour Market in Asia". The Workshop was co-organised by the ILO, the Japanese Government and other international organisations.

  3. Representatives from the Labour Department joined the visits to different provinces of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region, including Sichuan, Fujian, Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan and Guizhou, which were co-ordinated by the Constitutional Affairs Bureau for representatives of various bureaux and departments.

  4. Mr WANG Dongjing, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the State Council, visited the HKSAR under the "Mainland Sponsored Visitors' Programme" co-ordinated by the Information Services Department.

  5. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Labour Relations) led a 10-member delegation to attend a workshop on International Labour Standards organised by the ILO Office for China and Mongolia held in Hainan.

  6. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employees' Rights and Benefits) led a delegation to attend the "National Symposium on Work Injury Rehabilitation" held in Guangzhou. The Symposium was co-organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the ILO.

  7. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Policy Support and Strategic Planning) and representatives from various bureaux and departments visited Switzerland to join the hearing of the United Nations Committee on International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. After the hearing, the Assistant Commissioner visited UK to study the legislation and experience on implementing minimum wages and maximum working hours in the country.

  8. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) and Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employees' Rights and Benefits) led a delegation to visit Macao Special Administrative Region for the purpose of exchanging views and experience on employment services and employees' rights and benefits protection.

  9. The Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour (Labour) led a tripartite team comprising government, employer and employee representatives to attend the 93rd Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in the capacity of advisers to the delegation of China.

  10. The Labour Department sent a representative to Thailand to attend the "Multinational Corporation Roundtable on Disability and Employment" co-organised by the ILO and various organisations under the United Nations.

  11. Mr James NAU, General Manager, Residual Markets, National Council on Compensation Insurance, USA, visited the HKSAR under the "Sponsored Visitors' Programme" co-ordinated by the Information Services Department.

  12. A representative of the Labour Department served as a resource person in the workshop on "Promoting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities" in Shanghai. The workshop was co-organised by the ILO and the China Disabled Persons' Federation.

  13. Mr. Edward POTTER, a key member of the US Delegation to the International Labour Conference, visited Hong Kong and shared with officers of the Labour Department the US experience in various labour issues.

  14. An officer of the Labour Department attended "Trainers' Training on Mediation and Arbitration Workshop" in Seoul, Korea co-organised by the ILO and the Korean Labour Education Institute.

  15. The Labour Department sent a 7-member study mission to UK and Ireland to study their systems and operations of employment and labour relations services. The study mission also made use of the opportunity to study the Irish experience in legislating for and implementing minimum wages and maximum working hours.

  16. A representative from the Labour Department, together with representatives from the Immigration Department, visited the Philippines and Indonesia to conduct pre-departure workshops on employment and immigration-related issues for foreign domestic helpers who would come to work in Hong Kong.

  17. The Labour Department sent a 7-member study mission to Canada and the USA to study the employees' compensation insurance system and the recognition of chiropractic profession under labour legislation in these countries.

  18. Two representatives of the Labour Department attended the APEC Seminar on "Maximising the Potential of Older Workforce" in Malaysia.

  19. The Labour Department sent six representatives to Denmark and Germany to study their employment services, legislation on minimum wages and maximum working hours and collective bargaining systems.

  20. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) led a delegation to attend the "2nd Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Joint Conference on Labour Services Cooperation" in Sichuan Province.

  21. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) led an 8-member delegation to Hangzhou and Shanghai to study the operation of employment services, labour relations, employment agencies and vocational training in these provinces.

  22. The Labour Department sent two officials to attend an ILO-Korea Fellowship Training Programme on "Participative Approaches to Improve Working and Employment Conditions" in Seoul, Korea co-organised by the ILO and the Korea Labour Education Institute.

  23. Two representatives of the Labour Department attended the APEC Forum on Human Resources Development for "Sustainable Economic Growth and Youth Employment" in Japan.

  24. Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) headed a delegation to visit the labour administration authorities in the major cities of Guangdong Province to study their employment initiatives.

  25. The Labour Department sent a 7-member study mission to Singapore and Malaysia to study their labour legislation and labour inspection system.