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Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund


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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FUND

  • The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund, set up in 1948, is governed by the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47 of 1974) as subsequently amended.


  • The Fund is a parastatal body currently operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare.

  • As per Section 7 of the SILWF Act, the SILWF Committee is composed of 22 members including a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson appointed by the Parent Minister as from May 2017.​


OBJECTS OF THE FUND

  • The objects of the Fund as spelt out in the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47 of 1974) as subsequently amended shall be “to do all such things as appear requisite and advantageous for or in connection with the advancement and promotion of the welfare of workers and their children”.​

However, in accordance with Government Policy, the SILWF has also extended its jurisdiction in urban areas and is operating at national level irrespective of the occupation of the people by involving in Community based activities in 136 Community Centres scattered around the island.
MISSION STATEMENT
  • To develop welfare programs to enhance the well-being and condition of living of sugar workers and their family for a proper integration in the new emerging socio-economic environment;and
  • To mobilise and develop local leadership to ensure an effective and meaningful participation of the community and to foster social Cohesion, Unity and peace in  the Mauritian Society.