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Congratulations President elect Pheona Nabasa Wall
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UGANDANS WORKING ABROAD.
(What does the law say ?)
Due to the high rate of unemployment and underemployment in Uganda, many Ugandans have have sought and are seeking employment opportunities outside Uganda. However, most of them have faced and are facing challenges while seeking employed abroad especially in middle east countries and the gulf.
Who is a migrant worker ?
A migrant worker is a citizen who is engaged or about to be engaged to work outside Uganda in a remunerated activity.
The Employment (Recruotment of Ugandan Migrant Workers Abroad) Regulations, 2005 provides the following set standards and guidelines about how Ugandans can be employed outside Uganda:
Only a partnership established under the partnerships Act or a company established under the companies Act can be licensed as a recruitment agency.
Some Ugandans have narrated ordeals where they were taken by individual persons to obtain employment opportunities abroad where their human rights are violated and some tortured and killed.
The following are some of the requirements that you have to satisfy to be licensed as a recruitment agency:
- If it's the company, it's nominal share capital must be 50 million and above.
- The recruiting agency must get a bank guarantee of 50 million.
An organization can't be licensed as a recruitment agency if it is a political, religious or tribal organization.
A LICENSED RECRUITMENT AGENCY IS TO ENSURE THE FOLLOWING:
- To provide to every migrant worker an insurance cover that is recognized in the hosting/receiving country.
- To undertake orientation seminars to migrant workers.
- To provide employment contract to the migrant worker.
- To have the migrant worker undergo through a medical examination.
- To ensure that the migrant worker obtains relevant travel documents, visa and ticket.
EVERY MIGRANT WORKER HAS TO ENSURE THE FOLLOWING:
- That he/she supports the family (where he/she is going to work) with competence.
- He/She should provide correct information regarding his or her qualifications and competence.
- A worker is supposed to promote good image of Uganda.
A migrant worker may remit a percentage of his/her earnings to the family/relatives at home (here in Uganda)
City lawyers platform team.
Court on Monday rejected Ratelband's request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention.
"Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly," Arnhem court said in a press statement . "But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships. This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications."
Ratelband went to court last month, arguing that he didn't feel 69 and saying his request was consistent with other forms of personal transformation which are gaining acceptance in the Netherlands and around the world, such as the ability to change one's name or gender.
The court rejected that argument, saying that unlike in the case of a name or gender, Dutch law assigns rights and obligations based on age "such as the right to vote and the duty to attend school. If Mr. Ratelband's request was allowed, those age requirements would become meaningless."
Ratelband, perhaps unsurprisingly given his background as self-described advocate of positive thinking, was undeterred by the court's rejection and vowed to appeal.
"This is great!" he said. "The rejection of (the) court is great ... because they give all kinds of angles where we can connect when we go in appeal."
He said he was the first of "thousands of people who want to change their age."
The court said it acknowledged "a trend in society for people to feel fit and healthy for longer, but did not regard that as a valid argument for amending a person's date of birth."
Ratelband also insisted his case did have parallels with requests for name and gender changes.
"I say it's comparable because it has to do with my feeling, with respect about who I think ... I am, my identity," he said.
The court said Ratelband failed to convince the judges that he suffers from age discrimination.
LAW ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
According to The Public Holidays Act cap 255 (Laws of Uganda), public holidays are days specified in the schedule to that Act, which must be kept and observed as public holidays in every year, throughout Uganda. They include;
1- Birth of prophet Muhammed Day.
2- Boxing Day on 26th December
3- Christmas Day on 25th December
4- Easter Monday.
5- Good Friday.
6- IDD Adhua
7- Idd- el- Fitr Day
8- Idd- ul- Zuho Day
9- Independence Day on 9th October.
10- Martyr's Day on 3rd June
11- National Heroes Day on 9th June
12- New year's Day on 1st January
13- Women's Day on 8th March.
Other public holidays which are kept and observed in Uganda include;
1- International labour day on 1st May
2- National Resistance movement liberation day on 26th January.
Under S.2 of the Public holidays Act, in addition to the public holidays prescribed, the president may declare any other day to be a public holiday.
WORKING ON A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
The Public Holidays Act and the Employment Act 2006 provide that an employee shall be paid two times for the work done on the public holiday.
The employment Act provides that such an employee must have worked under a contract of service, for a minimum period of six months for sixteen hours a week or more.
The writer is an employment lawyer and generally commercial law practitioner with City Lawyers Platform team.
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