4. Workers’ Rights
4.1 Basic Rights
4.1.1 Lucrat do not accept any forms of forced or bonded labour and we do not accept the use of prison labour or illegal labourin the production of goods or services for Lucrat. (Refer to ILO Conventions 29 and 105)
4.1.2 Migrant workers shall have exactly the same entitlements as local employees. Any commissions and other fees in connection with employment of migrant workers must be covered by the employer. The employer must not require the employee to submit his/her identification documents. Deposits are not allowed. Workers employed through an agent or contractor are the responsibility of Lucat’s supplier and other business partners, and are thus covered by this Code.
4.1.3 Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. Under no circumstances do we accept the use by our suppliers, their subcontractors or other business partners of humiliating or corporal punishment, and no employee shall be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
4.1.4 All employees have the right to form or join associations of their own choosing, and to bargain collectively. Lucrat does not accept disciplinary or discriminatory actions from the employer against employees who choose to peacefully and lawfully organise or join an association. (Refer to ILO Conventions 87, 98 and 135)
4.1.5 No employee shall be discriminated against in employment or occupation on the grounds of sex, race, colour, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic origin, disease or disability. (Refer to ILO Conventions 100 and 111)
4.1.6 All employees are entitled to a written employment contract, in the local language, stipulating the employment terms and conditions. The employer has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are aware of their legal rights and obligations.
4.2 Wages, Benefits, Working Hours and Leave as background to this chapter Lucrat quote from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 23:3, as guidance concerning our ambition for our suppliers and business partners: “Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity…”
4.2.1 Wages must be paid regularly, on time, and must reflect the experience, qualifications and performance of the employee. The employee has the right to a written specification of how the wage has been calculated.
4.2.2 Ordinary working hours must not exceed the legal limit and shall never exceed 48 hours per week. Overtime hours must not exceed the numbers allowed by the law of the country. If such limits do not exist, overtime work should not exceed 12 hours per week. Overtime work must always be voluntary and compensated in accordance with the law. Piece-rate work should not be exempted from the right to overtime compensation. Employees are entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.
4.2.3 The employees shall be granted and correctly compensated for any types of paid leave to which they are legally entitled. Examples of such leave include annual leave, maternity/parental leave and sick leave.