The Department of Labour is a specialized Department functioning under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment. It was created to provide coordinating role for employers, employees and their representatives in the labour and employment domains.


To achieve Social justice, Industrial Peace and Harmony at work places.

To improve economic efficiency and productivity, alleviate poverty in employment through promoting sound labour relations, eliminating inequality and discrimination and promoting workers’ safety and health in workplaces.


1. Handling of job complaints/industrial disputes

2. Inspection of workplaces

3. Monitoring of occupational safety and health standards at work places

  1. Processing of injuries compensation claims in respect of industrial injuries and diseases in the course of employment.
  1. Provision of employment Services (registration, placement and counselling of job seekers and employers, labour market information and labour migration and mobility)

Labour department administered three Act namely; Labour Act 2007, Factories Act 1948 and Injuries Compensation Act 1990.