PROCLAMATION NO. 466/2005.
A PROCLAMATION TO AMEND THE LABOUR
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to amend the Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Labour (Amendment) Proclamation No. 466/2005.”
The Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003 is hereby amended as follows:
1/ Sub-Articles (1) and (2) of Article 144 of the Proclamation are deleted and replaced by the following new Sub-Articles Article (1) and (2):
“1) One or more permanent labour relations boards (hereinafter referred to as ‘permanent board’) may be established in regional states. Provided however, that a separate board shall be established in Addis Ababa to hear and decide cases involving undertakings owned by the Federal Government.
“2) Adhoc labour relations board (hereinafter referred to as ‘adhoc board’) may be established to hear and decide disputes that may arise on matters specified in Sub-Article 1(a) of Article 142 and in undertakings referred to in Article 136(2) of this Proclamations. Provided however, that a separate adhoc board shall be established in Addis Ababa to hear and decide disputes in respect of matters arising in undertakings owned by the Federal Government.
2/ The following new Sub-Article (4) is added under Article 144 of the Proclamation:
“4) Notwithstanding Sub-Article (3) of this Article adhoc and permanent boards established under Sub-Article (1) and (2) of this Article to hear and decide disputes in respect of matters involving undertakings owned by the Federal Government shall be accountable to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.’
3. Effective Date
The Proclamation shall enter into force on the 30th day of June, 2005.
Done at Addis Ababa, the 30th day of June, 2005
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA