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Niger - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Niger - 2019    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • See Art. 84 LC (economic dismissals) and Art. 90 (2) LC (summary dismissal). No such specific requirement for any other dismissal in the LC (except as concerns workers' representatives, see above)
    However, Art. 28 of the 1972 Inter-occupational Collective Agreement specifically requires that notification be written.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • No specified duration in the LC (see Art. 88 LC).

    However,the 1972 Inter-occupational Collective Agreement in Appendix No 1. establishes the duration of the notice period according to the worker's category, as follows:
    - 1 month for monthly paid workers;
    - 8 days for hourly, daily or weekly paid workers;
    - 1 month for first-line supervisors ("agents de maîtrise") and technicians;
    - 3 months for engineers, executives and senior executives.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 8 day(s).
      • first-line supervisors and technicians - 1 month(s).
      • engineers, executives and top executives - 3 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 90 LC

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of a dismissal of a workers' representative (Art. 227 and 228 LC) and of an economic dismissal (Art. 80 LC).

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of an economic dismissal (Art. 80 LC).

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of a dismissal of a workers' representative: Art. 227 and 228 LC.
      * See also: Articles 472-475 of the Implementing Decree N° 2017-682/PRN/MET/PS of August 2017 concerning the dismissal of workers' representatives.

    Approval by workers' representatives: No