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Sri Lanka. NATIONAL WORKERS' CHARTER, 1995

 

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Sri Lanka

NATIONAL WORKERS' CHARTER


Preamble

Part 1 - Basic Human Rights - Freedom of Association and the Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively

Part 2 - Employment Services

Part 3 - Wages, Terms and Conditions of Employment

Part 4 - Labour Administration

Part 5 - Industrial Relations

Part 6 - Social Security

Part 7 - Employment of Women, Children and Young Persons

Part 8 - Welfare of Workers

Part 9 - Legislation


Preamble

CONSEQUENT upon the mandate given by the people of Sri Lanka at the Parliamentary General Election and the Presidential Election 1994 and the commitment of the People's Alliance Government to formulate and implement a Workers Charter.

WHEREAS Sri Lanka is committed to the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Philadelphia in 1944 and to the Conventions & Recommendations adopted by the ILO.

WHEREAS the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states and affirms that-

WHEREAS the Government of Sri Lanka is committed to ratify the Conventions of the International Labour Organization wherever feasible, and also to (protect workers' rights to organize and to assure equal rights for women, the protection of children and prevention of child labour and child abuse.

THEREFORE, the Government of Sri Lanka do hereby declare as follows:

Part 1

Basic Human Rights - Freedom of Association and the Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively

The State shall-

Part 2

Employment Services

The State shall-

Part 3

Wages, Terms and Conditions of Employment

The State shall-

Part 4

Labour Administration

The State shall-

Part 5

Industrial Relations

The State shall-

Part 6

Social Security

The State,shall-

Part 7

Employment of Women, Children and Young Persons

The State shall-

Part 8

Welfare of Workers

The State shall-

Part 9

Legislation

The State shall-

ensure that; the foregoing proposals will be implemented effectively either by enacting new legislation or by effecting necessary amendments to existing labour or other legislation in consultation with the workers' and employers' representatives in the National Labour Advisory Council.



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