Sound industrial relations and effective social dialogue are a means to promote better wages and working conditions as well as peace and social justice. As instruments of good governance they foster cooperation and economic performance, helping to create an enabling environment for the realization of the objective of Decent Work at the national level.
The adoption of national labour laws and regulations is an important means of implementing international labour standards, guaranteing Decent Work and promoting the Rule of Law. As they regulate constantly evolving employment and industrial relations, labour laws are subject to regular assessment and reforms.
Grievances and conflicts are an inevitable part of the employment relationship. The objective of public policy is to manage conflict and promote sound labour relations by creating a system for the effective prevention and settlement of labour disputes.