To improve the quality of life of workers by fostering a greater degree of collaboration between Government and the Social Partners (Trade Union and Employers) thus engendering a peaceful industrial climate.


To maintain an effective Labour Department that is dedicated to stability in the labour market, to establish a workplace equipped to operate in a competitive environment to disseminate accurate and timely information and to ensure that the labour laws are upheld


• Dispute Settlement (Individual complaints/Trade Union initiated complaints settlement by way of conciliation)

• Advice on Employment and Labour Matters

• Workplace Inspections

• Overseas Migrant Workers Programme

• Employment Services (Registration of Job Seekers, Job Placement, Job Search Training)

• Labour Market Information


The Labour Department, which is headed by a Labour Commissioner, has a total of seventeen persons on staff including four labour inspectors.