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Vanuatu


Basic labour law information

Vanuatu - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu, 1980.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Employment Act (Cap 160)

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Procedure Code [Cap 136] (Act No. 21 of 1981).
     Penal Code [Cap 135].

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Meteorology, Geological Hazards and Climate Change Act 2016 (Act No. 25 of 2016).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Trade Disputes Act [Cap. 162] (Act No. 3 of 1983) revised edition 1988.
     Trade Union Act (Cap 161)

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Forced Labour Convention (Ratification) Act 2006 (No. 4 of 2006).
     Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (Ratification) Act 2006 (Act No. 5 of 2006).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (Ratification) Act 2006 (No. 7 of 2006).
     Convention on the Rights of the Child (Ratification) Act [Cap 219] (Act No. 26 of 1992).
     Minimum Age Convention (Ratification) Act 2005 (No. 42 of 2005).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Ratification) Act No. 3 of 1995.

06) Tripartite consultations
     Minimum Wage and the Tripartite Labour Advisory Council Act (Cap. 182).

08.01) Disabled workers
     National Disability Policy and Plan of Action 2008-2015.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Vanuatu Qualifications Authority Act 2014 (Act No. 1 of 2014).
     Education Act 2014 (Act No. 9 of 2014).

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operative Societies Act [Cap 152] (Act No. 24 of 1982).

12.02) Wages
     Minimum Wage and the Tripartite Labour Advisory Council Act (Cap. 182).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Health and Safety at Work Act (Cap. 195).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen's Compensation Act No. 11 of 1994.

17) Migrant workers
     Labour (Work Permits) Act [Cap 187] (Act No. 36 of 1985)
     Immigration Act 2010 (No. 17 of 2010).

18) Seafarers
     Maritime Act [Cap 131] (Act No. 8 of 1981).
     Maritime Zones Act 2010 (No. 6 of 2010).
     Shipping Act (Cap. 53).

19) Fishers
     Convention on the Conservation and the Management of High Sea Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act 2016 (Act No. 18 of 2016).
     Fisheries Act 2014 (Act No. 10 of 2014).

21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
     Customary Land Tribunal Act [Cap. 271] (Act No. 7 of 2001).
     National Council of Chiefs Act 2006 (Act No. 23 of 2006).

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mines and Minerals Act [Cap 190].

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Police Act [Cap 105].
     Public Service Act [Cap 246] (Act No. 11 of 1998).

23) International agreements
     Convention on the Conservation and the Management of High Sea Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act 2016 (Act No. 18 of 2016).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Thursday - 29th July 2021