Decision concerning the report of the Committee set up to examine the representation alleging non-observance by Sri Lanka of the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95)

Record of decisions | 10 November 2021

In the light of the conclusions set out in paragraphs 38, 40, 45, 48, 52, 55, 60, 63, 65, 70 and 72 of document GB.343/INS/13/3 with regard to the matters raised in the representation, the Governing Body, on the recommendation of the Committee, decided to:

(a) approve the report of the Committee;

(b) request the Government of Sri Lanka to examine ways, in full consultation with the social partners, in which the system for labour inspection can be strengthened, in particular in relation to Article 3(1)(a) of Convention No. 81;

(c) invite the Government to consider engaging in consultations with the social partners at the national level to find effective solutions to the matters raised in the Committee’s conclusions set out in the report;

(d) invite the Government to send information on the results of those processes in its next report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations;

(e) invite the Government to explore ways and means to improve the collaboration between officials of the labour inspectorate and employers and workers and their organizations, with a view to supplying technical information and advice to employers and workers concerning the most effective means of complying with the legal provisions; and

(f) make the Committee’s report publicly available and close the procedure initiated by the representation.

(GB.343/INS/13/3, paragraph 73)