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Original name: Labour Relations Act, 1984 (Act 16 of 1985)
Name: Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].
Country: Zimbabwe
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1984
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 1985, N. 16, p. 169-249
Revised edition 1996 (Chapter 28:01)
ISN: ZWE-1984-L-1850
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 1985, N. 16, p. 169-249
Revised edition 1996 (Chapter 28:01)
Commentary on the Labour Act (including Act as amended up to 30 Dec. 2005), 2006-03, George Makings, Howard Dean & Co, Harare, Zimbabwe, 5th Edition
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Veritas Trust, Kubatana, the NGO Network Alliance Project, Zimbabwe PDF of Act as amended to Act 7/2005 PDF of Act as amended to Act 7/2005 (consulted on 2016-02-17)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Zimbabwe PDF of Act as amended to Act 17/2002 PDF of Act as amended to Act 17/2002 (consulted on 2016-02-17)
Abstract/Citation: Part I. Preliminary: short title, interpretation, purpose, application)
Part II. Fundamental rights of employees: union membership, prohibition of forced labour, protection against discrimination, etc.9
Part III. Unfair labour practices
Part IV. General conditions of employment: employment of young persons, duration and termination of contracts, remuneration, dismissal, retrenchment, benefits upon termination, sick leave, vacation leave, special leave, weekly rest, benefits in case of death of the employer, right of retention of employment in case of transfer of a business, maternity leave)
Part V. Advisory councils and wage and salary control: advisory councils, minimum wages, etc.)
Part VI. Workers committees: formation and functions
Part VII. Trade unions, employers organizations and federations of trade unions and employers organizations
Part VIII. Employment councils
Part IX. Repealed
Part X. Collective bargaining agreements negotiated by trade unions and employers organizations
Part XI. Labour court
Part XII. Determination of disputes and unfair labour practices
Part XIII. Collective job action
Part XIV. Employment agencies
Part XV. General

The Act repeals the Industrial Conciliation Act (Ch. 267), as published in the Legislative Series (LS 1964 - SR 1A, B, C), the Minimum Wages Act, 1980, and the Employment Act, 1980 which was also published in the Legislative Series (LS 1980 - Zim. 1). Consolidation available.
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