Our Mission

To protect the interests of parties in employment contracts while actively promoting a healthy employment relationship in a spirit of social partnership, and to contribute towards stable industrial relations.

​The Department deals with various aspects of the Industrial and Employment Relations field. The main activities of the department are:

   Conditions of Employment 

​​• Provision of information relating to the conditions of employment in various sectors of the Maltese economy  

• Regulating employment contracts in an equitable manner so as to ensure that rights and obligations pertaining to each party in the contact are observed  

• Taking necessary steps to assist the parties involved in employment relationship whose employment relationship has been terminated

• To foster and promote good practices in line with existing employment legislation. 

   Industrial Relations

• Facilitate a healthy relationship between employers associations and trade unions  

• Providing machinery for the voluntary settlement of trade disputes and promoting such settlement


 ​  International Relations

• To co-ordinate closely primarily with the European Union and other International Labour Organisations as well as with government bodies which are involved in the employment and industrial relations field  

• To maintain contacts at the technical level with international bodies including the I.L.O in regard to international obligations ratified by Malta in the field of labour