About the Labour Division
The Labour Division is one of the major Divisions within the ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration. The Employment Services Unit, the Industrial Relations Unit, the Occupational Safety and Health Unit, the ILS and Prosecution Unit, and the National Trade Training and Testing Unit makes up the whole Division. The division also provides support services to the Trade Disputes Panel, the Labor Advisory Board and the Labour Apprenticeship Board.
The Division Enforces the following Acts:
- Employment Act.
- Labour Act.
- Trade Disputes Act.
- Unfair Dismissal Act.
- Workman’s Compensation Act.
- Safety at Work Act.
- Trade Unions Act and 26 Subsidiary regulations.
The Division also administer 14 Ordinary ILO conventions and 14 Fundamental Core Conventions.
The Basic Functions
The basic functions of the division are:
- Labour Inspection (Formulation of labour standards and related laws and regulations, Enforcement of Labour Laws through prosecution and prohibition exercises, Advising on how to comply with the provision of the Law, Reporting on matters in which the law is deficient – such example is on the matter of providing for expatriates who are engaged as subcontractors, laws governing the process of labour mobility, provisions relating to employment of expatriates in general).
- Labour Relations (Establishing and applying measures to ensure workers and employers have the right of association, Promoting the right to organize and bargain collectively, Providing advisory services to employers and workers organizations, Promoting the development and use of voluntary negotiation machinery, Providing conciliation and mediation services, Providing arbitration services, Setting up and servicing tripartite consultative bodies such as the Labour Advisory Board and Labour Apprenticeship Board)
The Division’s essential services are executed by 5 units. These are
- Employment Services Unit dealing with Work Permits, job placements, Localisation, Monitoring etc
- ILS/Prosecution dealing with ILO Conventions and prosecution
- Industrial Relations dealing with terms and conditions, unfair dismissals, employment relations;
- Occupational Safety and Health dealing with safety and workman’s compensation claims
- National Trade Training and Testing dealing with apprentices, Training Centres and certifying of tradesmen and women.
Documents & Links
|Main Office||HQ (+677) 22856|
|Office at Mokolo Building||Direct Line: (+677) 26810
If you’re in the Solomon Islands and wish to visit us, our office location is provided below for your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you.
Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration
P O Box G26, Honiara
Headquarters – (+677) 22856, (+677) 25081, (+677) 25802, (+677 25083)
Commissioner of Labour
Hours of Operation
8:00am to 4:30pm (Mon to Fri)