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  1. Ghana - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Regulations, 2007 (L.I. 1833). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-31 | GHA-2007-R-77273

    Contains regulations concerning employment agencies, conditions of employment, organised labour, employment of persons with disability, health and employment, restriction on recruitment including prohibition of human trafficking.

  2. Ghana - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Act, 2003 (Act No. 651). - National Labour Commission

    Adoption: 2003-10-08 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-31 | GHA-2003-L-66955

    Part I: Preliminary
    Part II: Public employment centres and private employment agencies
    Part III: Protection of employment (rights and duties of employers and workers, contract of employment, grounds for termination, etc.)
    Part IV: General conditions of employment (annual leave with pay, hours of work, rest periods)
    Part V: Employment of persons with disabilities (incentives, public service posts, employment not to cease upon disablement, training, etc.)
    Part VI: Employment of women (night work, prohibition of assignment of pregnant women, maternity leave, etc.)
    Part VII: Employment of young persons (hazardous work, health, etc.)
    Part VIII: Fair and unfair termination of employment
    Part IX: Protection of remuneration (equal pay for equal work, prohibited or permitted deductions, paid public holidays, etc.)
    Part X: Special provisions relating to temporary workers and casual workers
    Part XI: Trade unions and employers' organisation (creation, registration, protection against discrimination, federation, etc.)
    Part XII: Collective agreement
    Part XIII: National Tripartite Committee
    Part XIV: Forced labour (prohibition, interpretation)
    Part XV: Occupational health, safety and environment
    Part XVI: Labour inspection
    Part XVII: Unfair labour practices (discrimination, interference by employers in union affairs, employer to facilitate workers' trade union business, union activities during working hours, complaints, etc.)
    Part XVIII: National Labour Commission (establishment, functions, settlement of industrial disputes)
    Part XIX: Strikes
    Part XX: Miscellaneous

    Repeals the following Acts:
    - The Conspiracy and Protection of Property (Trade Disputes) (Cap 90)
    - The Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 91)
    - The Trade Unions (Amendment) Ordinance, 1953 (No. 19)
    - The Trade Unions (Amendment) Decree, 1966 (NLCD 110)
    - The Trade Disputes (Arbitration and Inquiry) (Cap 93)
    - The Industrial Relations Act, 1965 (Act 299)
    - The Industrial Relations Act, 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1967 (NLCD 189)
    - The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Decree, 1972 (NRCD 22)
    - The Labour Decree, 1967 (NLCD 157)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1967 (NLCD 212)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 331)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 342)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 368)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1973 (NRCD 150)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1976 (SMCD 33)
    - The Labour (Amendment) Decree, 1976 (SMCD 42)
    - The Public Service (Negotiating Committee) Law, 1992 (PNDCL 309)

    Amends the Children's Act, 1998 (sections 93, 95 (1) and 124).

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