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Fialan-tsasatra handraisan-karama / fialan-tsasatra isan-taona

An employee is entitled to at least 30 working days paid annual leave unless otherwise stated in collective agreement or individual labour contract, after completion of 12 months of continuous service. Collective agreement or individual labour contract is applicable only if they provide more favourable annual leave conditions than those provided by law.

A worker is entitled to 1/12th of the annual wages before commencement of annual leave. Employer and employee determine the annual leave schedule by mutual consensus. The annual leave can be accrued over a period of 3 years. The leave can be split however its minimum duration at one time must be two weeks. The first two weeks have to be taken within 3 months on the completion of the qualifying period of one year. The remainder of annual leave can then be taken during the calendar year or accrued over a 3 year period.

Source: § 86-89 of the Labour Code 2003

Karama amin'ny andro tsy fiasana

Workers are entitled to paid Festival (public and religious) holidays. Festival holidays are announced by Madagascan Government at the start of calendar year (usually 13 in number). The public holidays are regulated by a decree.

Public holidays include New Year (January 01), International Women’s Day (March 08), Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, Commemoration of the 1947 Rebellion (29 March), Labour Day (May 01), Ascension Day, Pentecost/Whit and Monday of Pentecost/Whit, Independence Day (June 26), Assumption Day, All Saints’ Day (November 01), and Christmas Day (December 25). March 08 is the public holiday with pay only for women workers. Eid el Fitr and Eid al Adha (one day each) are general paid holidays only for Muslims. 

Source: §81 of the Labour Code 2003; Decree Fixing the Annual List of Holidays 2018

Fakana aina isan-kerinandro

Labour Code has provision on weekly rest. Workers are generally entitled to at least 24 consecutive hours of weekly rest. The weekly rest day is principally Sunday for all the workers.   Labour Code does not clearly provide for compensatory rest day to workers if they have to work on a weekend.

The rest breaks (during working hours) are negotiated between the workers and employers through collective agreements. As for daily rest period, after completion of work, there is no clear provision for these in the Labour Code except for adolescent workers and women workers. Labour Code requires a daily rest period of at least 12 consecutive hours for young workers and women workers.

Source: §79, 80 and 85 of the Labour Code 2003

Fitsipika mifehy ny asa sy ny fialan-tsasatra

  • Lalàna laharana faha-2003-044 tamin'ny 28 jolay 2004 anaovana ny Fehezandalàna momba ny asa / Loi n° 2003-044 du 28 juillet 2004 portant Code du travail / Labour Code 2004
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