Labor Code

Pursuant to the Guinean Labour Code, is considered a worker any person, regardless of gender or nationality, who is engaged in any occupational activity in return for remuneration, under the direction and authority of another individual or entity, whether public or private, secular or religious, such individual or entity being referred to as the employer.

In accordance with this Code, forced or compulsory labour means any work or services exacted from an individual under threat of any penalty and for which the individual concerned has not offered himself willingly.

A Contract of Employment is a contract under which a person agrees to be at the disposal and under the direction of another person in return for remuneration.

It may be concluded for an indefinite or a fixed term. It can be concluded only with an individual who has attained at least 16 years of age. Minors under the age of 16 may be engaged only with the agreement of the person acting as parent or guardian.

An unjustified dismissal gives the employee the right to receive a compensation from the employer; in an amount equal to at least six month-salary; the last gross wage paid to the employee being used as the basis for calculating the compensation.

Concerning leave, the employee is entitled to two and one-half working days of paid leave for each month of service at the expense of the employer. The employee is obligated to take all the days of annual leave to which he is entitled.

All employees have the right to go on strike. Any strike should be preceded by a ten-day prior notice which must be communicated in writing to the relevant authority of the labour administration.

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