Islamabad: The Government has promulgated Industrial Relations Ordinance 2011 today. The Ordinance has been approved by the President on the Advice of the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
The Government has promulgated Industrial Relations Ordinance, 2011 in view of the current legal vacuum created due to deletion of the concurrent Legislative List through the 18th Constitutional Amendment. The Industrial Relations has also been transferred to the Provinces which have promulgated provincial laws to regulate industrial relations. However, there is no law in place to deal with Industrial Relations in the Islamabad Capital Territory or in respect of national level trade federations and for resolutions of trans-provincial industrial issues.
Keeping in view that Parliament is currently not in session therefore it became necessary to promulgate the Ordinance. The draft has already been approved by the Cabinet which will be subsequently presented to the Parliament
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