Cape Verde government approves country’s first Labor Law

24 September 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 24 Sept – Long term working contracts in Cape Verde will now have a five-year limit, after which time employers must take workers on permanently, according to a law approved Friday.

Friday’s session of the Council of Ministers of the Cape Verde government was spent discussing and approving the country’s Labour Code, the first labor instrument of its kind and which covers issues such as employment for the disabled, domestic work, part time work and foreign workers.

the new code, for example, has established 60 days of maternity leave for the private sector, making it the same as for the public sector.

Cristina Fontes, the spokeswoman for the Council of Ministers, said that the law did not stipulate a minimum wage, which the government planned to look into at a later stage. (macauhub)