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Labour Ordinances available online now

All Labour Ordinances will be available online for all those needing perusal including employees and employers. All these Labour Ordinances and Regulations have been made available online through the Public Service Workers’ Union website www.gsloa.lk.

Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the rights of the working people cannot be allowed to be curtailed due to the lack of knowledge of labour laws.

The Minister was addressing a function held at the Labour Department auditorium yesterday to post the laws, regulations and regulations pertaining to the Department of Labour that have been published so far.

“No matter what the economic crisis or any other crisis in the country, the highest attention should be paid to the rights and welfare of the working people and the highest justice should be done to them” the Minister said.

Minister Silva further added that while lawyers representing employers in labour cases come with the highest level of legal knowledge and fight on behalf of employers, labour officials, who represent the working people also, have to work side by side with them. It is essential to be equipped with the highest level of labour sector related knowledge. “It is highly commendable that the Labour Officers’ Union has intervened to create and maintain such a website on labour laws in the country, and it is highly commendable that they voluntarily go beyond their professional responsibilities,” the Minister said.

He said steps should be taken to expedite the filing of grievances of the working people by strengthening the knowledge and activism of the labour officers by law.

Currently there is a shortage of 128 labour officers and applications have been called for the competitive examination for their recruitment. Accordingly, action should be taken to conduct this recruitment examination in collaboration with the Department of Examinations immediately and to recruit such officers, the Minister said.

As all these Labour Ordinances and Regulations have been made available online through the Public Service Workers’ Union website www.gsloa.lk. Anyone looking for information on Sri Lankan labour laws in the future will be able to obtain information on the labour laws and regulations that have been imposed in Sri Lanka so far through this website, Public Service Workers’ Union, President U.N.K.Gamage said.


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