Biyagama EPZ wins industrial relations award | Sunday Observer

Biyagama EPZ wins industrial relations award

The Biyagama Export Processing Zone (EPZ) of the Board of Investment was honoured recently for achieving a high standard in ‘Social standard and Workplace co-operation’.

The Biyagama EPZ received a Silver Award from the Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment and Department of Petroleum Resources Development.

The award was significant in terms of an international trend for countries to uphold the highest standards of industrial relations in work places. The development of harmonious labour relations has become a discipline. Enterprises seek to develop a dialogue between workers and management as production deadlines should be met to secure timely production and supply to global markets.

Management and the workforce of enterprises should be clear on the need to work together to achieve the enterprises’ success.

The award it is an annual event that covers four sectors, including plantation, manufacturing, services and apparel. The participating enterprises are categorised as Large, Medium or Small Scale, depending on the size of their work force.