Employment Act under review

The National,Monday July 4th, 2016

The Department of Labour and Employment is currently reviewing the Employment Act to improve compliance with International Labour standards.
Secretary Mary Morola in her presentation at the International Labour Organisations conference in Geneva said the Industrial Relations reformed laws, and the revised employment Act would support the work towards elimination of child labour.
The conference was held from May 31 to June 10. Morola, who led the PNG national tripartite delegation, said PNG had ratified the employment policy recommendation and was moving towards developing the national employment policy.
She said the national employment strategy covered four major stands of employment, formal, informal, self-employment and contract employment.
The policy submission currently before the Government will have an implementation framework. It will create and improve access for young people to decent employment with outcomes to support themselves and train out-of-school young people in business and entrepreneurial skills at schools and technical and vocational institutions.
“This would address the labour market situations towards employment creation, especially in critical skills shortages that are on demand.”