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Prohibition against Termination

An employer shall not terminate the services of an employee on any of the following grounds:

1. Trade union membership or participation in trade union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours.

2. Seeking office as, or acting as the capacity of, an employee representative.

3. Making a complaint or participating in proceedings against an employer involving an alleged violation of laws and regulation.

4. Race, colour, sex, marital status, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, nationality or social origin.

5. Reasonable absence from work due to family emergencies or responsibilities.

6. Absence from work during maternity leave as certified by a medical practitioner.

7. Absence from work due to injury or illness provided that the employee submits a medical certificate to his employer by the third day of absence.

8. Absence from work in the performance of jury service as required by law.

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List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions

27 Conventions

  • Fundamental Conventions: 8 of 8
  • Governance Conventions (Priority): 4 of 4
  • Technical Conventions: 15 of 177
  • Out of 27 Conventions ratified by Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, of which 22 are in force, 5 Conventions have been denounced;

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Member since 1995

27 Conventions ratified (22 in force)

 

C. 11

Right of Association (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 11)

21.10.1998

C. 12

Workmen's Compensation (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 12)

21.10.1998

C. 16

Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, 1921
(No. 16)

21.10.1998

C. 19

Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, 1925 (No. 19)

21.10.1998

C. 26

Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention, 1928 (No. 26)

21.10.1998

C. 29

Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

21.10.1998

C. 81

Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)

21.10.1998

C. 87

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)

9.11.2001

C. 94

Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949 (No. 94)

21.10.1998

C. 95

Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95)

21.10.1998

C. 98

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)

21.10.1998

C. 100

Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)

4.12.2001

C. 101

Holidays with Pay (Agriculture) Convention, 1952 (No. 101)

21.10.1998

C. 102

Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102)

25.11.2015

C. 105

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

21.10.1998

C. 108

Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958 (No. 108)

21.10.1998

C. 111

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

9.11.2001

C. 122

Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)

9.11.2010

C. 129

Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)

9.11.2010

C. 138

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)
Minimum age specified: 14 years

25.07.2006

C. 144

Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

9.11.2010


C. 180

Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996
(No. 180)

21.10.1998

C. 182

Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

4.12.2001

MLC,

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) In accordance with
Standard A4.5 (2) and (10), the Government has specified the following branches of
social security: sickness benefit; unemployment benefit; maternity benefit and survivors’
benefit.

9.11.2010

Denunciation (as a result of the ratification of Convention No. 138)

C. 5

Minimum Age (Industry) Convention, 1919 (No. 5)
Denounced on 25.07.2006

21.10.1998

C. 7

Minimum Age (Sea) Convention, 1920 (No. 7)
Denounced on 25.07.2006

21.10.1998

C. 10

Minimum Age (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 10)
Denounced on 25.07.2006

21.10.1998

Amendments of 2014 to the MLC, 2006 18 Jul 2014 In Force.

Amendments of 2016 to the MLC, 2006 08 Jul 2016 Not in force. The amendments of 2016 to the MLC, 2006 have been accepted and will enter into force for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 08 Jan 2019

Data source: Internation Labour Organization - Official website - www.ilo.org