Labour Policies

The system of industrial relations is informed, influenced and functions within the norms of national legislation, international labour standards, and regional labour policy of CARICOM. The national Constitution of Guyana, the labour laws, and international labour conventions of the ILO, ratified by Guyana as treaty and international law, provide the legal basis, foundation and framework for the conduct of labour relations by the Government, its agencies, and the social partners represented by trade unions and employers and their organizations. Together, these instruments constitute the Labour code of Guyana as follows: (1) The Constitution – Chapter 1:01 of the Laws of Guyana The general principles of Part 1, Chapter two of the Constitution: entitle trade unions to participate in the management and decision-making processes of the state, and particularly in the national, economic, social and cultural sectors of national life; recognize the Labour of the people as the source of social wealth; guarantee the right to work, including by socialist…

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