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Tanzania, United Republic of - Source and scope of regulations



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2015 (No. 24 of 2015)
    Date: 18 Sep 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • The Employment and Labour Relations (General) Regulations, 2017
    Date: 24 Feb 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2017, the Employment and Labour Relations (General) Regulations, 2017 were enacted to improve the implementation of ELRA.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2015 (No. 24 of 2015)
    Date: 18 Sep 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • The Employment and Labour Relations (General) Regulations, 2017
    Date: 24 Feb 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2017, the Employment and Labour Relations (General) Regulations, 2017 were enacted to improve the implementation of ELRA.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2015 (No. 24 of 2015)
    Date: 18 Sep 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • The Employment and Labour Relations (General) Regulations, 2017
    Date: 24 Feb 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2017, the Employment and Labour Relations (General) Regulations, 2017 were enacted to improve the implementation of ELRA.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
  • Employment and Labour Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2015 (No. 24 of 2015)
    Date: 18 Sep 2015
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
  • Employment and Labour Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2015 (No. 24 of 2015)
    Date: 18 Sep 2015
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, 2007 (GN No. 42 of 2007).
    Date: 24 Jan 2007
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service, except from the fundamental rights and protections relating to child labour, forced labour, and discrimination under Arts. 5, 6, & 7 respectively.

    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service.
    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service.
    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service.
    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.



References
  • Employment and Labour Relations Act (No. 6 of 2004) [ELRA]
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Institutions Act (No. 7 of 2004)
    Date: 04 Jun 2004 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; prison staff
Remarks:
  • - Art. 2 ELRA excludes from the scope of application of the law the Tanzania defence forces, police, prisons service and national service.
    - Art. 35 ELRA: the provisions of the sub-part on Unfair Termination of Employment do not apply to workers with less than 6 months' employment with the same employer, whether under one or more contracts.

Notes / Remarks
In 2007, the Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules came into force. It regulates in particular termination of employment, retrenchment, severance pay, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance policy procedure. This Code of Good Practice was adopted under art. 99 (1) ELRA which provides that the Minister, after consulting the Council, may issue codes of good practice. This Code of Good Practice shall be taken into account by any person, interpreting or applying the ELRA and where that person departs from the code or guideline, he or she shall justify the grounds for departure.