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Basic labour law information

Uganda - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Uganda.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     The Employment Act, 2006 (Act No. 6)

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Companies Act, 2012 (No. 1 of 2012).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Penal Code Act, 1950

01.05) Human rights
     Human Rights (Enforcement) Act , 2019.
     Uganda Human Rights Commission Act, 1997 (No. 4 of 1997) (Cap. 24).
     Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, 2012 (No. 3 of 2012).

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     National Environment (Management of Ozone Depleting Substances and Products) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 63 of 2001).

01.08) Public Health Policy And Regulations
     The HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2014.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     The Labour Disputes (Arbitration and Settlement) Act, 2006 (Act No. 8).
     The Labour Unions Act, 2006 (Act No. 7)

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2009 (Act No. 7 of 2009).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     National Council for Children Act, 1996 (No. 16 of 1996) (Cap. 60).
     Children Act, 1997 (Cap. 59).
     National Youth Council Act (Cap. 319).
     Employment (Employment of Children) Regulations, 2012 (S.I. 2012 No. 17).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Employment (Employment of Children) Regulations, 2012 (S.I. 2012 No. 17).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     National Women's Council Act, 1993.
     Equal Opportunities Act, 2007.
     Employment (Sexual Harassment) Regulations, 2012 (S.I. 2012 No. 15).

05.03) HIV/AIDS
     The HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2014.
     National Policy on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work.

06) Tripartite consultations
     National Tripartite Charter on Labour Relations.

08.01) Disabled workers
     Persons with Disabilities Act, 2006.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Revised Education Sector Strategic Plan 2007-2015.
     Industrial Training Decree (No. 2 of 1972)

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Societies Act 1991 (Cap. 112).

12.02) Wages
     Minimum Wages Board and Wages Council Act (Ord. No. 21 of 1957) (Cap. 221).

14) Occupational safety and health
     The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 (Act No. 9)

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Atomic Energy Act 1973 (Cap. 143).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Security Act (No. 21 of 1967)

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Public Health Act 1935 (Cap. 281).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workers' Compensation Act, 2000 (No. 8 of 2000) (Cap. 225).

15.05) Social assistance and services
     The National Social Security Fund Act (No. 8 of 1985)

17) Migrant workers
     The Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act (Chapter 66).
     Refugees Act 2006 (Act No. 21 of 2006).
     Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan Migrant Workers Abroad) Regulations, 2005 (2005 No. 62).

19) Fishers
     Fish Act (Cap. 197).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     The Public Services Act, 2008 (No. 9 of 2008).
     Public Service (Negotiating, Consultative and Disputes Settlement Machinery) Act, 2008 (No. 10 of 2008).
     Public Service Commission Act, 2008 (No. 11 of 2008).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Saturday - 17th April 2021