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A workshop titled The Future of Employer Relations in Sri Lanka will be held on 6 October at Galadari Hotel Colombo. The workshop will deal with some of the serious constraints facing our private sector and focus on strategies that can help to improve productivity in the work places. The speakers will share their insights on how focused Human Resource strategies could dismantle barriers, most which have a cultural and traditional side to them and unrelated to the specific work place.

The keynote presentation will be by Franklyn Amarasinghe, a former Director General of the Employers’ Federation who will present the views expressed in his recent publication “Employee Relations in Sri Lanka”. A book, which touches on the realities of a workplace. The presentation will be followed by a panel of experts from different backgrounds.

Dinesh Weerakkody, CEO HR Cornucopia Lanka Ltd., will share his thoughts on how Variable Pay can be used to improve productivity in the work place. Ravi Pieris, DG Employers Federation of Ceylon will provide valuable insights into how Collective Bargaining in Sri Lanka has evolved over the years , Jerry Huxtable CEO Suntel will talk about how outsourcing has impacted employment relationships.  Gotabaya Dassanayake, Employers’ Specialist in the ILO will share his thoughts on the challenges faced by the social partners to improve economic performance and veteran Trade Union Leader Lesley Devendra, will share his thoughts on how globalisation has affected Trade Unions in general. All participants will get a complementary of copy of the recent publication, Employee Relations in Sri Lanka.

Source : www.ft.lk / Photograph: www.asianews.it