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Suriname


Basic labour law information

Suriname - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Republic of Suriname.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Act 1963 (No. 163 of 1963).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Civil Code of Suriname (G.B. 1859, No. 6).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Penal Code (G.B. 1911 no. 1).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Law on the Freedom of Trade Unions (SB 2016 No. 151).
     Labour Dispute Act (GB 1946 No. 104).
     Resolution No. 4972 of 7 July 1999 regarding the establishment and terms of reference of a body charged with holding negotiations between the authorities and civil servants' organizations on basic conditions of employment and fringe benefits.
     Law on Collective Labour Agreements (SB 2016 No. 152).
     Law on Labour Mediation (2017, No. 67).

06) Tripartite consultations
     Labour Advisory Board Decree (SB 1984 No. 105).

07.01) Labour inspection
     Labour Inspection Decree (G.B. 1983, No. 42).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Employment Services Ordinance (No. 10 of 1965).
     Law on the Determination on the Placement of Labour Force by Intermediaries (2017, No. 42).

08.01) Disabled workers
     National Advisory Council on Policy for the Disabled regulations.

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Dismissal Permits Law (SB 1983 No. 10).

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Associations Ordinance.

12) Conditions of employment
     Workers' Registration Ordinance (1963, No. 150).
     Trades and Occupations (Permits) Decree.

12.02) Wages
     Minimum Wage Law (No. 112 of 2014).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Holiday Law, 1975 (SB 1975 No. 164c).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Safety Law (G.B. 1947, No. 142).
     Accident Safety Ordinance (G.B. 1947 No. 45).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Decree on Ionising Radiation (Safety Regulation No. 8), 1981.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Law on Pension Funds and Provisional Funds, 200 (S.B. 2005 no. 75)

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     General Sickness Expenses Insurance Act.
     National Basic Health Insurance Law (No. 114 of 2014).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     General Pensions Law 2014 (No. 113 of 2014).
     Civil Service Pensions Act (G.B. 1972, No. 150).

17) Migrant workers
     Law on Nationality and Residence, 1975 (G.B. 1975 No. 171).
     Aliens Act 1991.

18) Seafarers
     Shipping Law (GB 1908 No. 63).
     Maritime Authority Act (No. 37 of 2002).

19) Fishers
     Fish Inspection Act, 2000 (No. 107).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Civil Service Pensions Act (G.B. 1972, No. 150).
     Resolution No. 4972 of 7 July 1999 regarding the establishment and terms of reference of a body charged with holding negotiations between the authorities and civil servants' organizations on basic conditions of employment and fringe benefits.
  
 

  
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Last updated: Monday - 19th November 2018