High-Level Tripartite Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in Southeast Asian Countries

22. Feb 2023 - 24. Feb 2023

Tokyo, Japan, Global

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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About the Event

Review current approach to labour relations, build shared understanding on way forward for collaborative industrial relations and promote follow up initiatives at country level for working together for growth, productivity and decent work.


Conflict in industrial relations is unavoidable, but costs and consequences need not be! it depends on the parties how they manage the conflict. Disagreements do not mean that relations have to be non-cooperative. The social-economic crisis created by the COVID pandemic is an opportunity for tripartite constituents to review approaches to labour relations and discuss how to move their relationships at work from conflict to cooperation. In fact, recovery and growth requires that ILO constituents work together. It is in this context that ILO with the support of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is organizing this regional tripartite social dialogue to review current labour relations issues, build shared understanding on challenges posed by future of work and promote follow up initiatives at country level for industrial relations for growth, productivity and decent work.

The seminar aims to provide opportunity for tripartite representatives to share country experiences and knowledge on:

  • key challenges facing industrial relations and social dialogue, including tripartite social dialogue arrangements in the country;
  • practices and challenges of bipartite social dialogue between employers and workers organizations (focus on labour-management committee(s) at enterprise level, dispute resolution at enterprise level and social dialogue & collective bargaining practices); and
  • propose follow up initiatives in support of promoting collaborative industrial relations with a view to shift from conflict to social dialogue and cooperation


This seminar is intended for tripartite representatives from nine Southeast Asian countries and Japan. Suggested Southeast Asian countries are Thailand, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam and Timor-Leste. Nominating organizations would be urged to give due representation to women candidates to ensure gender balance in their nominations. Country Report on behalf of the Organization: Each invited organization will be sent a draft note on ‘Tripartite and Bipartite Social Dialogue Mechanisms for their country’ – participants will be requested to update and correct the information there-in.

This draft note will also contain additional questions as guidance for the participants to give supplementary information. Participants are requested to bring along one copy of this country report with them and also email the same to – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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