Freeing Labour

Cabinet has rubber stamped a Labour Ministrys proposal to clear a backlog of 15,000 labour tribunal cases on a lquote 4:2:1 solution.
The proposal to be ratified before parliament makes it mandatory for Labour tribunal cases to be settled in four months, arbitration cases in two months and termination cases in one month.rn

rnTo cut back on delays in the judicial system, the Labour Commissioner will be given one month to reach a decision to settle industrial disputes, Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said Thursday addressing an International Labour Organisation parley on Pension reforms. rn

rnWhile the government plans to add more Labour Tribunals from the present 24, the Supreme, High and Appeals Courts will also get a four month ultimatum to finish labour cases. rn

rnldblquote This is our [governments] contribution to ensure adequate systems are put in to support both employers and employees,
dblquote Samarasinghe said.rn

rnSamarasinghe said the lquote 4:2:1 formula lays the groundwork fo