COYLE Holds Discussions on Progressive Labour Reforms for Safer Work Environment for Employees and a larger investor-friendly economy with Minister Manusha Nanayakkara

Wednesday, 28 June 2023 13:39

COYLE Holds Discussions on Progressive Labour Reforms for Safer Work Environment for Employees and a larger investor friendly economy with Minister Manusha Nanayakkara

Businesscafe - The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) held a crucial meeting at the Labour Department with the Minister for Labour, Hon. Manusha Nanayakkara MP, the Commissioner General of Labour, Mr B.K.Prabath Chandrakeerthi, Advisor cum Private Secretary to the Minister, Shan Yahampath and other Ministry officials to address the need for important labour reforms.

The primary focus of the meeting was to advocate for progressive labour regulations that will help to ensure a safe and conducive working environment for employees, complemented by a well-designed safety net post-employment.

The meeting concluded on a very positive note with the department officials and COYLE in agreement to cooperate with each other to venture into further possibilities of reviewing reforms to help develop a larger economy in Sri Lanka thereby creating a large pool of jobs.

The post-pandemic situation as well as the economic crisis faced by Sri Lanka has resulted in the much observed “brain-drain” that is occurring.

COYLE believes this can only be prevented in the future years by ensuring that our economy has a significant increase in the number of private sector institutions capable of delivering sufficient wages to its work force.

The public sector has been burdened and rendered inefficient due to the large redundant work force that has been bought on to its payroll by politically motivated decisions made by all governments during the past decades.

This crisis should be the final catalyst for shifting the thought mechanism of burdening the public sector with short term decision making for political mileage to developing the private sector to amass a larger job-pool and more career building opportunities as all developed countries.

COYLE shall be working closely with the ministry with the view of progressive reforms that removes the conflictive culture that currently exists between the Labour Department and the employer in order to put forth mechanisms that provides a fair safety-net for employees whilst ensuring a more progressive legislation which will not deter investors away from Sri Lanka.

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