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Name: Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Act XXII of 2002) (Cap. 452).
Country: Malta
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2002-12-02
Entry into force:
ISN: MLT-2002-L-63367
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliamentary Secretariat for Justice in the Office of the Prime Minister, Malta PDF of Act as amended to Act XXXIII. 2016 PDF of Act as amended to Act XXXIII. 2016 (consulted on 2016-01-15)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on employment and industrial relations. Divided into 2 titles and 7 parts. Title 1 deals with employment relations. Part 1 provides for establishment of Employment Relations Board. Function of Board is to make recommendations to Minister regarding national and sectoral minimum standard conditions of employment. Part 2 makes provision for official recognition of conditions of employment. Part 3 provides for protection of wages; Part 4 for protection against discrimination related to employment. Part 5 regulates termination of employment; Part 6 deals with enforcement and non-compliance related to employment. Title 2 contains provisions regarding industrial relations. Part 1 deals with organization of workers and employers. Regulates status, registration and activities of trade unions and employers' organizations. Also provides for restrictions in legal liability and for proceedings regarding union membership. Part 2 regulates voluntary settlement of disputes. Part 3 makes provision for Industrial Tribunal. Repeals the Industrial Relations Act, 1976. Repeals Conditions of Employment (Regulation) Act, 1952, except provisions on maternity leave (art. 18).
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