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APPENDIX 7

APPENDIX 7

LABOUR DEPARTMENT

 

General Office                             Belize City                                        207-4023

                                                                                                                                                207-4027

                                                                        Employment Exchange                     207-6209

                                                                        Employment Exchange                     227-6214

 Fax: 227-4031                  Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Labour Department                 Belmopan                                         822-2663                                                                        Fax:                                                                 822-1275                                                       Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Labour Department                 Corozal Town                                               422-2179                                                                                                                                    Fax:     422-3031

Labour Department                 Dangriga                                                       522-2102                                                                                                                                    Fax:     522-2102

Labour Department                 Independence Village                   523-2173                                                                                                                                    Fax:     523-2173           

Labour Department                 Punta Gorda                                     722-2724                                                                                                                                    Fax:     722-2724 

Labour Department                 San Ignacio                                       824-2287                                                                                                                                    Fax:     824-2287

Labour Department                 Corozal Free Zone                          403-7447                                                                                                                                    Fax:     403-7447 

Labour Department                 San Pedro Town                              206-2700                                                                                                                                    Fax:     206-2700 

LABOUR DEPARTMENT                 Orange Walk Town                                    322-3425                                                                                                                                    Fax:     322-3425

 

 

APPENDIX 6

 

APPENDIX 6

THE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS PRESCRIBE BY LAW ARE

HOLIDAY                                                                                           OVERTIME RATE

1.      New Years Day                                                                                        1 1/2

2.      Baron Bliss Day (9th March)                                                                 1 1/2

3.      Good Friday (as it  falls each year)                                      2

4.      Holy Saturday (as it  falls each year)                                                    1 1/2

5.      Easter Monday (as it  falls each year)                                                         2

6.      Labour Day (1st May)                                                                                        1 1/2

7.      Commonwealth Day (24th May)                                                                       1 1/2

8.      St. George’s Caye Day (10th September)                                                         1 1/2

9.      Independence Day (21st September)                             1 1/2

10. Pan American Day (12th October)                                                                   1 1/2

 

11. Garifuna Settlement Day (19th November)                                         1 1/2

12. Christmas Day (25th December)                                                                 2

13. Boxing Day (26th December)                                                                           1 1/2

 

APPENDIX 4

APPENDIX 4

RATIFIED ILO CONVENTIONS

 

Belize has ratified forty-five (45) ILO Conventions, which are in force:

 

Co. No.            Convention                                                                             Date Of Ratification

 

8          Unemployment Indemnity (Shipwreck) Convention, 1920                      15.12.1983

11        Right of Association (Agriculture) Convention, 1921                               15.12.1983

12        Workmen’s Compensation (Agriculture) Convention, 1921                   15.12.1983

14        Weekly Rest (Industry) Convention, 1921                                                 22.06.1999

16        Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, 1921           15.12.1983

19        Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, 1925      15.12.1983

22       Seamen’s Articles of Agreement Convention, 1926                                     15.12.1983

23       Repatriation of Seamen Convention, 1926                                                   15.07.2005

26        Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention, 1928                               15.12.1983

29        Forced Labour Convention, 1930                                                                           15.12.1983

42          Workmen’s Compensation (Occupational Diseases)                                15.12.1983

            Convention (Revised), 1934                                                                                   

55        Shipowners’ Liability (Sick and Injured Seamen) Convention,    15.07.2005

            1936

58        Minimum Age (Sea) Convention (Revised), 1936                                     15.12.1983

81        Labour Inspection Convention, 1947                                                                     15.12.1983

87          Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right                                15.12.1983

            to Organize Convention, 1948                                                                                

88        Employment Service Convention, 1948                                                     15.12.1983

89          Night Work (Women) Convention (Revised), 1948                                  15.12.1983

92        Accommodation of Crews Convention (Revised), 1949                           15.07.2005

94        Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949                              15.12.1983

95        Protection of Wages Convention, 1949                                                                  15.12.1983

97        Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949                         15.12.1983

98        Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949  15.12.1983

99        Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery (Agriculture) Convention, 1951       15.12.1983

100     Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951                                                     22.06.1999

101     Holiday with Pay (Agriculture) Convention, 1952                                                15.12.1983

103     Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952                                               06.03.2000

105     Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957                                         15.12.1983

108     Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, 1958                                                15.12.1983

111     Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958          22.06.1999

115      Radiation Protection Convention, 1960                                                     15.12.1983

116      Accommodation of Crews (Supplementary Provisions)                          15.07.2005

            Convention, 1970                                                                                                                 

134     Prevention of Accidents (Seafarers) Convention, 1970                           15.07.2005

135     Workers’ Representatives Convention, 1971                                                        22.06.1999

138     Minimum Age Convention, 1973                                                                             06.03.2000

140     Paid Educational Leave Convention, 1974                                                 22.06.1999

141     Rural Workers’ Organizations Convention, 1974                                     22.06.1999

144      Tripartite Consultation (International Labour                                          06.03.2000

            Standards) Convention, 1976                                                                                             

147      Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976                 15.07.2005

            (and its Protocol)                                                                                                                 

150     Labour Administration Convention, 1978                                                 06.03.2000

151     Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1981                               22.06.1999

154     Collective Bargaining Convention, 1981                                                    22.06.1999

155     Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981                                               22.06.1999

156     Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981                        22.06.1999

182     Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999                                      06.03.2000

183     Maternity Protection Convention, 2000                                                          09.11.2005

 

APPENDIX 5

APPENDIX 5

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PERMITS REQUIREMENTS

 

1.      Valid Passport - Copy of Bio Data and all stamped pages, including legal status

2.      Application Form - Sold at Angelus Press Limited or Local Book Stores

3.      Three Recent Photographs - Passport size

4.      Police Record - Must be signed by applicant

5.      Receipt for $25.00 Administration Processing Fee - Sold at the Treasury Department

6.      $20.00 worth of postage stamps - Sold at the Post Office or Treasury Department

7.      Three Job Advertisements clippings from local newspaper

8.      Business Plan (Self-employed applicant)

9.      Bank Statement from employer - if self employed/voluntary—statement how applicant will sustain himself

10.  Trade License from City Council or Town Council

11.  Letter of intent to employ - recommendation letter from the Village Council; letter of recommendation from employer, letter of recommendation from church (missionary work)

12.  Registration Certificate for business, church, NGOs, etc.

13.  Qualifications - Applicant’s diplomas, certificates, etc.

14.  Recommendation Letter of Support from relevant Ministries or Local Organization concerned with category of employment involved, e.g. Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Education, Village Council, relevant associations, religious denomination.  Applications in respect to Companies - documentary evidence of Incorporation and Old Company Tract Record, Beltraide and EPZ Committee, etc.

15.  Other relevant documents - Land Title, Food Handlers Certificate, Birth Certificates for children, Marriage Certificate, Missionary ID, etc.

 

Note: Must present all original documents along with copies.  If only copies are presented, the copies must be certified by a Justice of the Peace. Any document presented in any other language other than English, then it should be translated and signed by a Justice of the Peace.

 

Allow three to four weeks for processing of the permit.

 

APPENDIX 3

 

APPENDIX 3

REGISTERED EMPLOYERS’ ORGANIZATIONS IN BELIZE

 

NAME                                                                         SECTORS COVERED

 

Belize Business Bureau                                         All Sectors

 

Belize Chamber of Commerce and                     All Sectors

Industry