The Department of Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER) is a Maltese institution that seeks to protect the interest of parties in employment contracts while actively promoting a healthy employment relationship.
They trait various aspects of the Industrial and Employment Relations field, such as :
Conditions of Employment
The main activities of the department on conditions of employment are :
Inform about the conditions of employment in various sectors of the Maltese economy
Regulating employment contracts equally to ensure rights and obligations pertaining to each party.
Taking necessary steps to assist the parties involved in employment relationship whose employment relationship has been terminated
To foster and promote good practices inline with existing employment legislation.
Regarding the 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
And for the International Relations their activities are :
To coordinate 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 (International Labour Organization) in regard to international obligations ratified by Malta in the field of labour