Dec 31, 16 / Cap 30, 00 16:19 UTC
Employment rights and duties of employers to employees ¶
I've been thinking in regards to government Ministries and, while there is a Law Ministry, i believe it would be of extreme importance to include a Ministry that protects the rights of the employees of companies that will work in space. Space travel is dangerous and I would imagine working in space on mining operations etc would be more so. The ministry would consider for example what the basic rate of pay would be, danger pay, the minimum safety equipment required for certain positions, minimum leave requirements, maximum working hours, maximum exposure/safe levels of exposure to certain types of radiation. I could go on. I am a labour law specialist in South Africa and while our labour laws are restrictive, I am of the opinion that such rules would be crucial to the safety of workers in space.