Lawmaker calls on ministry to set up labour arbitration council
THE Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population should form an arbitration council to settle disputes between employers and employees, Daw Ei Ei Pyone, Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) MP for Ayeyarwady Region constituency 8, said.
“The ministry is mainly responsible for dealing with labour disputes. It is more suitable if the ministry is assigned to this task, because the results may be different if carried out by regional governments,” she told a discussion on planned amendments to the Settlement of Labour Disputes Law on Tuesday.
The Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) earlier passed an amendment to the bill that assigned region or state governments to organise arbitration councils.
Daw Ei Ei Pyone said she opposes the amendments proposed by the lower house, including one that stipulates that the council members have to choose the chairperson.
She said she prefers the proposal by the upper house that “members choose the council’s president and secretary by voting.”
“The voting system proposed by the upper house is more appropriate to tackle labour disputes effectively and the council members’ representation,” Daw Ei Ei Pyone said.