National Tripartite Consultation on Labour Legislation in Post-Devolution Scenario

In backdrop of 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan and devolution of ‘Labour’ as a subject to the Provincial Governments, all four Provincial Governments as well as some of the Regions & States have started a labour legislation process to provincialize all important labour laws. Different approaches were adopted for this purpose and each Province and Region is at a different level of completing this important process. In order to grasp the current situation of Provincial & Regional Labour Legislation, understanding the provincial priorities, and challenges in enforcement of Labour Laws, the 7th Federal Tripartite Consultative Committee (FTCC) meeting held on 24th November 2016, decided to organize a National Tripartite-plus Consultation. It is the first ever opportunity for the Federal and Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committee members to sit together and jointly review labour legislation process – and plan a way forward.