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Labour Advisory Board
Activities in the 2013-2014 Term
Committee on Employees' Compensation
Committee on Employment Services
Committee on the Implementation of International Labour Standards
Committee on Labour Relations
Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
Committee on Labour Relations

7.1 Introduction
  The Committee on Labour Relations (CLR) has been in place since May 1985 to advise on the promotion of harmonious labour relations and legislation on employment conditions and labour relations matters.

7.2 Terms of Reference
  The committee is established to:

  • advise on means to promote amicable relations and mutual understanding between employers and employees, and between their respective organisations;
  • advise on enlightened human resources management measures and family-friendly employment practices for the purpose of fostering harmonious labour-management relations;
  • advise on legislative reviews or proposals in relation to employment conditions or labour relations; and
  • advise on measures to better the conciliation service provided by the Labour Department (LD) to employers and employees.

7.3 Composition
  Members of CLR are appointed by the Commissioner for Labour. The composition of the committee for the 2013-2014 term is as follows:

  Chairman:   Deputy Commissioner for Labour (Labour Administration)
  Members:   Three employer representatives from the Labour Advisory Board (LAB)
      Three employee representatives from LAB
      Two employer representatives from outside LAB
      Two employee representatives from outside LAB
      A representative of human resources practitioners
      Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Labour Relations)
  Secretary:   A Labour Officer of LD

The membership list of CLR for the 2013-2014 term is at Appendix IV.

7.4 Activities during the 2013-2014 Term
  During the 2013-2014 term, CLR discussed various issues relating to labour relations. Having regard to the review of the continuous contract requirement under the Employment Ordinance, it held frank and constructive deliberations on the merits, demerits as well as viability of the various approaches. It also noted the latest labour relations scene and provided advice on the impact of economic and political environment on labour relations. Moreover, it noted the legislative proposal on paternity leave and its progress. It also discussed the key features and benefits of family-friendly employment practices, and suggested measures to further promote relevant practices.