R93 Recommendation concerning Holidays with Pay in Agriculture
Geneva, 26 giugno 1952
The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,
Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Thirty-fifth Session on 4 June 1952, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to holidays with pay in agriculture, which is the fourth item on the agenda of the session, and
Having decided that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation supplementing the Holidays with Pay (Agriculture) Convention, 1952,
adopts this twenty-sixth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Holidays with Pay (Agriculture) Recommendation, 1952:
The Conference recommends that each Member should apply the following provisions as rapidly as national conditions allow and report to the International Labour Office as requested by the Governing Body concerning the measures taken to give effect thereto.
1. The minimum length of the holiday with pay should be one working week for a period of one year's continuous service, with proportionate holidays for a lesser period of continuous service.
2. The competent authority should consider the possibility of making more favourable provision for young workers under eighteen years of age, including apprentices, in order to ease the transition from school to farm life during the period of physical development.
3. For young workers under sixteen years of age, including apprentices, the minimum length of the holiday with pay should be two working weeks for a period of one year's continuous service, with proportionate holidays for a lesser period of continuous service.
4. The continuity of service required for a worker to become entitled to a holiday with pay should not be affected by temporary interruptions due to sickness or accident, family events, or other similar circumstances.
5. The competent authority should provide, where appropriate, for an increase in the length of the paid holiday with the duration of the service, this increase to begin to operate as soon as possible and to be effected by regular stages so that a prescribed minimum will be attained after a prescribed number of years.
6. Although it may be desirable that provision should be made, in exceptional cases, for holidays with pay to be divided, care should be exercised to ensure that such division does not run counter to the purpose of the holiday, which is to enable the worker to recuperate. With this end in view the worker should have the right to take at least one part of his holiday in an uninterrupted period which should not be less than a prescribed minimum.
7. Where appropriate, provision should be made, in accordance with the established procedure, to ensure that holidays with pay do not interfere with peak work periods or seriously prejudice agricultural production.