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Work conditions in the Seychelles

Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
60 hours per week for worker other than a watchman - ( Regulation 3 of Conditions of Employment Regulations, 1991)
72 hours per week for a watchman - ( Regulation 3 of Conditions of Employment Regulations, 1991)
Retirement Age
65 years
Working Contracts
According to article 19 of the Employment Act, a contract of employment may be:
(a) of continuous employment;
(b) for a fixed term;
(c) for the employment of a part-time worker; or
(d) for the employment of a casual worker.

Where a contract for a fixed term is expressed to be for a period determined by reference to is duration in time, the contract, shall be for such period, not less than 3 months, as may be determined by the parties to the contract.Provided, however, that where the interval between two consecutive fixed term contracts under which a worker is employed by the employer is not more than ninety days, the worker shall be deemed to have been in continuous employment during such interval and such worker shall be entitled to compensation under the Employment Act in respect of the entire period of such employment.

Contracts under letters (a), (b), and (c) shall be reduced to writing by the employer.
Labour Laws
International Labour Organization (ILO), Information System on International Labour Standards - Seychelles

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Cost of Labour

Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 3%
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 3%

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Social Partners

Employer Associations
CCP - Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce
UIP - Paraguayan Industrial Union
Labour Unions
Seychelles Federation of Workers’ Unions (SFWU)
United Workers Seychelles
Unionisation Rate
Between 15% and 20% (data U.S. Department of State - 2022)
Labour Regulation Bodies

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