Rights of Workers

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What are the rights of workers under the Labour Act 651?

The rights of a worker include the right to:

  • Work under satisfactory, safe and healthy conditions.
  • Receive equal pay for equal work without distinction of any kind.
  • Have rest, leisure and reasonable limitation of working hours and period of holidays with pay as well as remuneration for public holidays.
  • Form or join a trade union.
  • Be trained and retrained for the development of his or her skills.
  • Receive information relevant to his or her work.

What are the duties of workers under the Labour Act 651?

The duties of a worker include the duty to:

  • Work conscientiously in the lawfully chosen occupation.
  • Report for work regularly and punctually.
  • Enhance productivity.
  • Exercise due care in the execution of assigned work.
  • Obey lawful instruction regarding the organisation and execution of his or her work.
  • Take all reasonable care for the safety and health of fellow workers.
  • Protect the interests of the employer; and
  • Take proper care of the property of the employer entrusted to the worker or under the immediate control of the worker.

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