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National Labour Advisory Council

The National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) is the national tripartite consultative mechanism established to provide for consultation and co-operation between the government and the organizations of workers and employers at the national level on matters relating to social and labour policies and international labour standards.

The objectives of the NLAC shall be;

  • To promote social dialogue between the government and the organizations of workers and employers on social and labour issues.
  • To provide a forum for the government to seek the views, advice and assistance of organizations of workers and employers on matters relating to social and labour policies, labour legislation and matters concern the ratification, application and implementation of international labour standards.
  • To promote mutual understanding and good relations and foster closer co-operation between the government and organizations of workers and employers with a view to developing the economy, improving conditions of work and raising standards of living.

Functions of the NLAC shall be;

  • Consultation and co-operation between the government and organizations of workers and employers on such matters such as;
    • Establishment and functioning of national bodies
    • Formulation and implementation of laws and regulations affecting the interests of workers and employers
  • Consideration of matters  concerning replies to the International Labour Organization on ratification and implementation of labour standards

Composition

  • The Hon. Minister of Labour and Labour Relations act as the chairman of the NLAC
  • The minister appoints a suitable officer in the ministry as the Secretary to the NLAC
  • The organizations and institutions represented in the NLAC will be selected by the Hon. Minister from among “most representative” organizations of employers and workers in the different sectors of the economy

How the NLAC works

  • The term of the NLAC is a one year
  • Meetings of the NLAC convene regularly and frequently as may be determined by the minister, at least once a month
  • There may be appointed tripartite Industrial Committees and Ad hoc Committees to discuss special issues for study and report to the NLAC, with expert assistance whenever necessary.
Members of the National Labour Advisory Council - 2011/2012
  1. Employers
  2. Workers’ representatives
  3. Government
Contact Information,

Mr. A. Wimalaweera
Senior Assistant Secretary
National Labour Advisory Council
Tel: +94-11-2368609
Fax : +94-11-2368609
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