The COMMUNICATION FROM the
the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the 24 October. June
1936 was on 20. meeting of the General Conference of the international organization
the work adopted the Convention for the annual paid vacation (No. 52). The ratification of the
Convention, the Czechoslovak Republic was registered on 12 June 2006. June 1950
Director General of the International Labour Office. According to its article 11,
The Convention entered into force for the Czechoslovak Republic on 12 March 2005.
Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.
Convention No. 52
The Convention of the annual paid holiday
The General Conference of the International Labour Organization, which was convened
the Administrative Council of the International Labour Office in Geneva, and there met on 4 July 2003.
in June 1936, at its twentieth session,
rozhodnuvši to adopt some of the proposals relating to annual paid
the holiday, which is the second point of the agenda of the meeting,
stanovivši, that these proposals will take the form of an International Convention,
accepts 24 September. in June 1936, this Convention, which will be referred to as
The Convention of the annual paid leave, 1936.
1. this Convention applies to all persons employed in these
enterprises and establishments, whether public or private:
and in enterprises, in) where the products are manufactured, prepared, cleaned,
repaired, decorated, dohotovovány, adapted for sale, rozbíjeny
or destroyed, in which mass subjected to conversion, including undertakings in the
shipbuilding, as well as undertakings for the production, transformation and management of electricity or the
the motive power of any kind;
(b)) in the larger enterprises exclusively or mainly works on the construction site,
the reconstruction, maintenance, repair, modification or demolition of such buildings and works:
buildings, railways, trams, airports, ports, shipyards, port
dykes, protective works against the action of water currents and the sea, channels,
equipment for inland or maritime shipping or aviation
roads, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, drains, sewers, telecommunications
equipment for the production and distribution of electricity and gas, pipeline,
equipment for water distribution, as well as in other larger businesses
similar work and work on preparation and on laying the foundations, which
precedes the work referred to above;
(c)) in enterprises for the transport of persons or goods by road or
railways, inland waterways or air, including the management of
goods in the ports, on the quays, harbours, warehouses or
at the airports;
d) mines, quarries and other companies for the extraction of minerals from the Earth;
(e)) in commercial establishments, including postal and telecommunications services;
(f)) in the plants and administrative services in which employees deal with
primarily Office work;
(g)) in printing enterprises;
(h)) in institutions whose purpose is the care and hospital care
the sick, the poor, the full and the mentally disabled;
I) in hotels, inns, guesthouses, clubs, cafés and other
establishments of public catering;
j) in theaters and entertainment enterprises;
to the races having at the same time) the nature of the business and industrial, which
However, do not conform fully to any of the preceding groups.
2. the competent authority in each country after consultation with the main interested
the organisations of employers and workers concerned, where such organisations
There are, provides the boundary between undertakings and establishments referred to in the previous
paragraph and those undertakings and establishments to which this Convention does not apply.
3. the competent authority in each country may exclude from the scope of this Convention:
and) persons employed in undertakings or establishments in which they are employed
only members of the employer's family;
(b) persons employed in public) offices, the conditions of service is
provide for an annual paid leave of a duration equal to the
at least the length of the leave provided for in this Convention.
1. every person to whom this Convention applies, has after one year
continuous service shall be entitled to an annual paid vacation in the range
at least six working days.
2. Persons under the age of sixteen years, including apprentices have after one year
continuous service shall be entitled to an annual paid vacation in the range
at least 12 working days.
3. In the annual paid leave is not counted:
and publicly recognised and holidays) holidays, according to the local customs;
(b) interrupt work for illness).
4. national laws or regulations may, exceptionally, authorise distribution
annual paid leave, but only in respect of that part of the vacation,
that exceeds the minimum assessment pursuant to this article.
5. the area of annual paid leave is to increase with the length of service for
the conditions laid down by national law.
Any person who chooses holidays referred to in article 2 of this Convention, shall
receive all the time this holiday:
and the usual remuneration), either of which shall be determined in a manner to be determined by
national legislation, increased the cash equivalent in kind
remuneration, if this provides;
(b)) or reward provided for in a collective agreement.
Any agreement on the waiver of the right to annual paid holiday or
waiver of such leave is invalid.
National legislation may provide that any person who is
during the annual holiday deals with paid employment, you may lose
shall be entitled to remuneration for the period of vacation.
Any person who, for reasons attributable to the employer discharged before
the exhaustion of the holiday, that it must for each day of vacation, which
It belongs under this Convention, to receive the remuneration provided for in article 3.
In order to facilitate effective implementation of this Convention, every employer must
keep a record, in a form approved by the competent authority, indicating:
and when) the day it entered the service of the person, which employs, and the length of the
the annual paid holiday, on which each of them has a right;
(b)) the days when each person selects an annual paid vacation;
(c)), that each person a reward received during its annual paid
Each Member State which ratifies this Convention shall establish a system of
the sanctions, in order to ensure the implementation of its provisions.
Nothing in this Convention shall affect any law, no judgment, no
practices or any agreement between employers and workers to ensure the
conditions more favourable than those laid down in this Convention.
The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-
The International Labour Office and written by him.
1. this Convention undertakes to only the Member States of the international organization
labour, whose ratification has been registered by the Director General.
2. Shall take effect twelve months after the date the Director writes
the ratification of the two Member States.
3. For each Member State, this Convention shall enter into force twelve
months from the date on which its ratification has been registered.
As soon as they entered the ratification of two Member States, International
Organization of work, it shall notify the Director General of the International Labour Office
all Member States of the International Labour Organisation. They shall notify the
the registration of all ratifications, which he shall communicate to the members of the organization.
1. each Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it
After the expiration of ten years from the date on which this Convention became for the first time
the effectiveness of written communication to the Director General of the International Office
the work, which writes it. Termination shall take effect one year after the date on which the
It was registered.
2. each Member State that has ratified this Convention and which does not apply
rights to terminate her under this article during the year following the
the expiry of the period of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the
by the Convention for the next ten-year period and then it will be able to terminate
always after the expiry of the 10-year period, under the conditions laid down in this
Always, if considered necessary, the Board of the International Office
work shall submit to the General Conference a report on the implementation of this Convention, and
examine whether it is desirable to put on the agenda of the General Conference
the question of its full or partial revision.
1. the General Conference adopt a new Convention revising or completely
partly this Convention and does not appoint a new Convention otherwise:
and the ratification of the revising Convention) new Member State causes the ipso jure
immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of article 13, and it
with the proviso that the new revising Convention enters into force;
(b)), from the time when the new revising Convention enters into force, this Convention shall
Member States shall cease to be open to ratification.
2. this Convention shall remain in force, however, as to form and content for those
Member States which have ratified it, and that have not ratified the revising
The English and French texts of this Convention are equally authentic.