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LABOUR ACTS AND RULES

Labour Act 6 of 1992

(New Labour Act No.15 of 2004 not yet in operation)

Government Gazette: 8 April 1992 No. 388
Date of Commencement: 1 November 1992
ACT

To make provision for the regulation of the conditions of employment of employees in Namibia; to prevent and remedy any unfair dismissals of, and unfair disciplinary actions against, employees; to regulate the termination of contracts of employment; to provide for the registration of trade unions and employers' organizations and to define the rights and obligations of trade unions and employers' organizations to provide for the settlement of disputes between employees or registered trade unions and employers or registered employers' organizations; to provide for that purpose for the appointment, and to define the powers, duties and functions of a Labour Commissioner and inspectors; to establish for that purpose a Labour Advisory Council, a Labour Court, district labour courts and a Wages Commission; to provide for the constitution, and to define the powers, duties and functions of the said Labour Advisory Council, Labour Court, district labour courts and Wages Commission; and to provide for the health ,safety and welfare of employees at work; and to provide for incidental matters.

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The Labour Court Rules:

Government Gazette: 22 April 1994

LABOUR COURT RULES

Under Section 22 of the Labour Act, 1992 (Act 6 of 1992) the Labour Courts' Rules Board has, after consultation with the Labour Advisory Council, made the rules for the conduct of the proceedings of the Labour Court as set out in the Annexure.

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Labour Act No.15 of 2004:

Government Gazette: 8 December 1994
Date of Commencement:
ACT

To consolidate and amend the labour law; to establish a comprehensive Labour Law for all employers and employees; to entrench fundamental labour rights and protections; to regulate basic terms and conditions of employment; to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees;
to protect employees from unfair labour practices; to regulate the registration of trade unions and employers' organisations; to regulate collective labour relations; to provide for the systematic prevention and resolution of labour disputes; to establish the Labour Advisory Council, the Labour Court, the Wages Commission and the labour inspectorate;
to provide for the appointment of the Labour Commissioner and the Deputy Labour Commissioner; and to provide for incidental matters.

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