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Name: Factories (Hours and Holidays) Act (Cap. 95:02).
Country: Guyana
Subject(s): Manufacturing workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1947
Entry into force:
ISN: GUY-1947-L-42169
Bibliography: The Laws of Guyana, 1977, Government of Guyana, Revised edition, 28 p.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Guyana, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Guyana PDF of Act as at L.R.O. 1/2012 PDF of Act as at L.R.O. 1/2012 (consulted on 2017-11-09)
Abstract/Citation: Provides comprehensive legislation governing factories. Part II regulates the registration of factories. Part III relates to factory inspection. Factories shall be inspected by inspectors representing the Labour Authority (s. 9), or, in cases of injury or death, by examining surgeons (s. 12). Part IV concerns safety. Section 19 prohibits the employment of children in any factory. Part V relates to holidays and rest periods. S. 23 governs rest periods for night shifts; s. 24 relates to overtime. Part VI defines the power of the Minister to make regulations concerning, inter alia, health, safety, medical supervision, boilers, ventilation, and records and certificates. Part VII sets out offences, penalties and procedures. Part VIII contains miscellaneous provisions, including a requirement that an abstract of the Act and any regulations made thereunder be displayed in every factory (s. 35).
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