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Revised Minimum Rates of Wages Under the Wages Board

This is the latest update on certain trades coming under Wages Boards which have been revised and gazetted by the Ministry.

 

Handbook of Industrial Relations 2012 (Available Now)

Price : Members LKR 2200.00 / Non members LKR 3200.00

 

This edition, as in the case of previous editions, has taken into account whatever developments in the field of labour law up to date. Apart from what has been brought in anew, we have, as done for each revised edition, re-adjusted texts where necessary for the convenience of the reader.

 

The Handbook is ideal for use not only for employers but also for administrators, HR/ IR practitioners, students or any person connected with the field of Labour Law / Industrial Relations.

 

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Leave, Holidays and  Overtime in the Private Sector

Monograph No: 1 

Price : Members LKR 600.00 / Non members LKR 1000.00

This 5th Edition has included decisions of all Wages Boards up to 2005 and covers all aspects relating to leave, holidays & overtime under the Shop & Office Employees’ Act, Wages Board’s Ordinance and decisions made there under by the respective Wages Boards. It also deals with legislations such as the Factories Ordinance, the Employment of Women, Young Persons & Children’s Act in relation to working hours & overtime.

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Disciplinary Action & Disciplinary Procedures in the Private Sector

Monograph No:2 (3rd Edition)

Price : Members LKR 400.00 / Non members LKR 500.00 

This updated revised  edition retains the substantive content of the original publication, but has taken  into account relevant changes to legislation impacting on disciplinary action since 1982. The Monograph clearly outlines the principles relating to disciplinary action and procedures in the private sector and gives a comprehensive account of the different steps employers could follow in a disciplinary situation.

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The Contract of Employment (Revised Edition - 2012)

Monograph No: 4   

Price : Members LKR 1300.00 / Non members LKR 1600.00   

This is a revision of the original Monograph published by Mr.S.R. de Silva in 1983. The revision is based on judicial interpretation since the original work was  published. The text has remained in its original form and the changes are those which were necessitated as a result of developments in the law.

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The Law of Superannuation Benefits in the Private Sector

Monograph No: 5

Price : Members LKR 425.00 / Non members LKR 500.00   

This is the 2nd Edition of the Monograph No.5. This covers the law relating to EPF, ETF & Gratuity taking into Account the amendments to the respective pieces of legislation & reflects the legal position as at 31st July, 2001

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Transfers          

Monograph No: 7   

Price : Members LKR 275.00 / Non members LKR 350.00   

The subject covered is the question of transfer of employees and the legal issues involved.

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Law of Dismissal -  (2004 Edition) ( OUT OF STOCK )

Monograph No: 8

Price : Members Rs.650.00 / Non members Rs. 850.00   

This revised edition has taken into account relevant changes to legislation since 1995 & new judicial decisions which impact on the law relevant to dismissal.

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Involvement of Workers in Enterprise Management  

Monograph No:9

Price : Members Rs.200.00 / Nonmembers Rs. 250.00   

The publication covers papers submitted by Mr.E.Mizutani, ILO Consultant, at an EFC-ILO Seminar held in Colombo on the 4th and 5th May,1987. It also contains the report of the participants.

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Disciplinary Action & Procedures in the Principal Employment Sector & their Judicial Review ( OUT OF STOCK )

Monograph No:11

Price : Members LKR 250.00 / Non members LKR 325.00

Mr.J V N de Rosairo, former Assistant Secretary-General has, in this Monograph, covered the procedures & rules involved in the taking of disciplinary action in Sri Lanka, with special emphasis being placed on the public sector.

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Aspects of, and Trends in Human Resource Development  ( OUT OF STOCK )

Monograph No:12

Price : Members LKR 200.00 / Non members LKR 250.00

Collection of papers & case studies presented at a Seminar organized by the Bureau for Employers’ activities of the ILO & the regional office of the ILO (Asia & Pacific) on Aspects & Trends in Human Resource Development.

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Monograph No: 14                                                        Members       Non members         

Productivity Primer (English)                                   LKR 100.00       LKR 150.00

Productivity Primer (Sinhala)                                   LKR 150.00      LKR 175.00

The book puts together some tested & simple measures for enhancing productivity. It is intended to be used by Technical & Non-Technical persons called upon to run factory floors. Sinhala Versions are intended both for Management and other employees.

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Monograph No: 15                                                       Members       Non members       

Quality Circles Primer (English)                              LKR 150.00     LKR 175.00

Quality Circles Primer (Sinhala)                              LKR 100.00    LKR 125.00       

This book is a complementary publication to the “Productivity Primer” published earlier. The book deals with simple & easy to understand methods of training employees in the use of Quality Circles to achieve higher productivity. It is useful for those setting up Quality Circles as well as those who already have such structures in place. Sinhala versions are intended both for Management and other employees.

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Monograph No:16 (Revised October, 2006)  ( OUT OF STOCK )         

Decisions of the Wages Boards

Price : Members LKR 675.00 / Non members LKR 875.00

This updated version incorporates amendments up to October, 2006 in 41 Wages Boards.

The publication is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with working hours, overtime, weekly holidays in a tabulated form. Part 11 deals with the class of workers and minimum rates of wages.

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Monograph No: 17                                                             

Employment in Terms of The Shop & Office Employees’ Act

Price : Members LKR 1000.00 / Non members LKR 1300.00

                                            

This book, in a very simple text, explains & interprets the provisions of the Shop & Office Employees’ Act & the application of the relevant provisions to employees covered by it. The book also incorporates the Shop & Office Employees’ Act with the amendments as at 2000 and the regulations framed under the Act.

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Essays on Law , Management & Industrial Relations       

Price : Members LKR 300.00 / Non members LKR 350.00   

This is a collection of papers written by Mr.S.R.de Silva, former Secretary General of the EFC and Deputy Director of the Employers’ Activities attached to ILO. The essays cover abstruse questions of law as well as the  practical side of law, management & Industrial Relations.

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EFC Handbook for Plantations – Volume – I                   

Wages Board Decisions

Price : Members LKR 150.00 / Non members LKR 200.00

This volume contains relevant provisions under the Wages Boards Ordinance & Decisions for the following Trades: Building, Cocoa, Cardamom & Pepper Growing & Manufacturing, Coconut Growing, Engineering , Motor Transport Rubber Growing & Manufacturing and Tea Growing & Manufacturing.

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Handbook for Plantations – Volume - II                          

Labour Law

Price : Members LKR 250.00 / Non members LKR 275.00

This Volume covers the EPF & ETF Acts, Gratuity Act, Maternity Benefits Ordinance, Industrial Disputes Act,the Factories Ordinance, Workmen’s Compensation Ordinance and the Collective Agreements applicable for estate staff.

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Handbook for Plantations – Volume - III  ( OUT OF STOCK )                          

Labour Management Relations

Price : Members LKR.300.00 / Non members LKR 350.00

This Handbook covers Labour Management Relations such as recruitment, offer of work, payments, disputes settlements, disciplinary issues & documents which estate executives are expected to be responsible for which will be an important tool for all executives in their day-to-day management.

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Employee Relations & Industrial Law in Sri Lanka   ( OUT OF STOCK )

Price : Members LKR 850.00 / Non members LKR 1000.00

Launched at the Annual General Meeting of the EFC on 28th October 1998, this book contains a collection of papers presented by, Mr.E F G Amerasinghe, former Director General at various fora both nationally & internationally. The variety of topics covered, capture the contemporary issues in employment relations & labour law comprehensively. This book will be useful to industrial relations practitioners, researchers & students.

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Guide to Investors on Industrial Relations Practices & Labour Laws in Sri Lanka                                                                                                  

Price : Members LKR 150.00 / Non members LKR 150.00

The publication gives investors, both in Sri Lanka & abroad an opportunity of having an overview of labour law and Industrial relations in Sri Lanka

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EFC-75th Anniversary Journal (October 2004)                   

Price : Members LKR 650.00 / Non members LKR 800.00

This Journal comprises articles relating to the Organisation & other topics relevant to the work of EFC. The articles include : 75 years of Social Dialogue, Ethical foundations & the Rule of Law, A Motivating Climate & Effective HRD, The Right to Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining, Some thoughts on the EFC, Valuation of Human Assets, Labour Law & Relations in Development, Discharging Social Responsibility, Analysis of case decisions, etc.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (Issues,Problems & Challenges  (2004)

Price : Members LKR 650.00 / Non members LKR 750.00


This book analyses both the conceptual as well as the practical aspects of CSR, including corporate governance, from an international and national perspective. Relevant Sri Lankan legislations and CSR case studies are also referred to.

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The Globalization Debate : Setting the Record Straight    

Price : Members LKR 350.00 / Non members LKR 350.00

By Sriyan de Silva (former Secretary General of the EFC and Deputy Director of the Employers’ Activities attached to ILO)

The debate on globalization is about how it impacts on the lives and living conditions of the majority of people, why many people are excluded from its benefits, and what policies are needed at the national & global levels to make the process more inclusive.

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Conflict at Work by E F G Amerasinghe                          

Price : Members LKR 990.00 / Non members LKR .1100.00

In addition to being a key issue in labour & human relations, the book "Conflict at Work", would enable the reader to adopt the principles, methods & techniques to resolve conflict situations within as well as outside the workplace. The author devotes considerable attention to aspects which are seldom analyzed by others – root causes of conflict, types of conflict, reasons for adversarial conduct at work place, conflict among employees & communication. The book is recommended reading for all managers as well as those who deal with conflicts arising from employment.

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Supplement to Digest of Cases on Industrial Law  

Price : Members LKR.400.00 / Non members LKR 500.00

This is a supplement to the Digest of Cases on Industrial Law published by the EFC in 2001. This edition adds 97 cases to the 1080 cases covered in the 2001 edition under 62 different sub-headings. To those who have already purchased the 2001 edition this supplement will be of extreme value as an update.

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Workplace Relations – Sri Lankan Case Studies              

Price : Members LKR 750.00 / Non members LKR 850.00

This publication is a collection of 25 enterprise based studies on workplace relations, consisting of almost 200 pages. It identifies and analyses different employee relations & Human Resource Management practises & strategies in establishments, ranging from multi nationals, large scale public quoted companies, private companies & family owned businesses. It also carries a report on the 25 case studies. Management of enterprises, trade unionists, policy makers & academics makes this publication unique on the subject of employer-employee relations.

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Wages and Fringe Benefits Survey 2010

Price : Members LKR 850.00 / Non members LKR 1100.00

The publication is the latest in a series of survey reports on wages & fringe benefits complied in two sections. The first section deals with wages & total monthly earnings & the second section covers different allowances & fringe benefits given to Manual, Clerical & Supervisory categories.

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EFC Year Planner - 2012      ( SOON )                                              

The Planner gives the year at a glance with all relevant holidays marked, with special reference to customary holidays, additional holidays, etc., to be granted when public holidays coincide with weekly holidays.

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Glossary of Legal and Management Terms

Price : Members LKR 1000.00 / Non members LKR 1300.00

This Legal & Management Glossary compiled by Ms. Champika Jayasinghe is of tremendous value particularly to all those who are required to study, teach & practice legal & management subjects in Sinhala or both languages. 

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Wages & Fringe Benefits Survey-Apparel Industry Workers 2008 

Price : Members LKR 600.00 / Non members LKR 750.00

This survey on wages and benefits given to different categories of employees in the Apparel Industry is intended  to  project the  actual earning capacity of an Apparel Industry employee. 21 companies responded represent a fair cross section of the industry and  these findings will be useful to all those who are interested and keen to ensure that this industry is preserved and sustained in the years to come.

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Mediation in the Workplace by E F G Amerasinghe   

Price : Soft Cover   - LKR 1000.00 

             Hard Cover  - LKR 1300.00  

The book attempts to deal with theory  as well as to offer some practical guidance to mediators & those who  wish to learn  about the  process  &  associated techniques.This book was  conceived  of as a way of encouraging the use of mediation at the workplace & changing the adversarial-argument-debate-truth seekingappoach, to resolving disputes-to one which is more scientific in approach, collaborative, & likely to promote better relationships.

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Digest of cases on Industrial Law 4th Edition

Price : Members LKR 2800.00 / Non members LKR 3200.00 

This 4th Edition consists of over 1270 Sri Lankan & Foreign decided cases exceeding by nearly 100 the number of cases referred to in the 3rd Edition. This Edition covers many subject headings on different aspects of Industrial Law relating to termination of services, disciplinary issues, compensation, Industrial disputes, etc.

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Training needs of Small & Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka

Price : Members LKR 700.00 / Non members LKR 850.00  

This latest publication authored by Dr.K L Chandratilleke, Head of Training,  based on a sample survey of 178 Small & Medium Enterprises, highlights training needs of SMEs with special focus on: Industrial Sub-Sector Characteristics, Enterprise Size, Market Orientation, Nature of Manufacturing Process,Type of Ownership & Characteristics of Enterprise Owners/Managers, suggested particularly for the benefit of training providers who are directly involved in Human Resource Development initiatives in the SME sector.

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