n South African Journal of Labour Relations - The Mauritian Employment Relations Act 2008 and social justice : a critical discourse analysis




The Mauritian economy is currently facing many serious challenges as it tries to adapt to the liberalised global market. Given the changing economic conditions and with a view to further promoting development in Mauritius, the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment recently introduced the Employment Relations Act 2008. Within this context, this paper critically analyses the Employment Relations Act 2008 from a social justice perspective. In order to present an in-depth analysis, primary data were collected through focus group discussions with influential policy makers. In addition, a variety of secondary data were identified and presented as supporting evidence in the discussion section of this paper. The findings of this paper highlight a few concerns in relation to how far it has been possible to maintain/achieve social justice for workers in Mauritius through the Employment Relations Act 2008.


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