Social dialogue and collective bargaining mechanisms strengthened for effective dispute resolution

The ILO Country Office with the Department of Labour (DoL), will conduct a two day training programme in Colombo for 50 Labour Officers across the country from 5- 6th March 2019.

This training session aims to provide Department of Labour staff of the Social Dialogue and Workplace Cooperation Unit, including Labour Officers and other relevant departmental staff: an understanding of the ILO, and its supervisory mechanisms, an understanding of social dialogue, including its forms, types, benefits, challenges and an example of international good practice, an understanding of collective bargaining and negotiation. The collective bargaining and negotiation training integrates aspects of ILO reports on collective bargaining in Sri Lanka.

The training is expected to strengthen the capacities of the officials of the Social Dialogue and Workplace Cooperation Unit and Labour Officers to enhance their understanding of social dialogue, including workplace cooperation and collective bargaining and contribute towards more effective advisory services for social partners. The activity contributes to Country Priority 2: Better Governance of the Labour Market of the Sri Lanka’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2018-2022.