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Labour and Industrial Department to Rollout CLIP Initiative

The Labour and Industrial Department is aiming to redirect its responsibilities after launching the Combined Labour Inspection Program (CLIP).

Department Secretary, Mary Morola, says inspection programs will be rolled out after years of non-compliance by businesses both in the private and public sector.

Secretary Morola made this statement on Friday while launching the Department’s CLIP initiative in Port Moresby.

The CLIP or Combined Labour Inspection Program is a key collaboration by the Labour Department to see businesses or organisations comply with labour laws, regulations and other laws which have been neglected by over the years.

While addressing Department staff, Secretary Morola pointed out the effort inspectors will play in cracking down while carrying out inspections.

A crucial step that will be taken will be the conduct of inspectors.

“The foundation of the code of ethics will pave the way forward for inspectors to carry out their work professionally,” said Secretary Morola.

CLIP will cover areas in Labour Administration, Industrial Relations, Occupational Health and Safety, Foreign Employment, Workers Compensation and National Employment Service among others.

Five inspection teams have been established and inspections will commence next month for a duration of three months.

The National Captial District, Gulf and Central Provinces will be the first to roll out the program before other centres in the country.

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