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Name: Employment and Labour Relations Act, 2004 (No. 6 of 2004) [CAP. 366 R.E. 2019].
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2019-11-30
Entry into force:
Published on: PDF copy of Original Text 2004, 2004 (PDF 470KB)
ISN: TZA-2004-L-68319
Bibliography: PDF copy of Original Text 2004, 2004 PDF 470KB PDF 470KB
Revised Edition 2019, 2019, Government Printer, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania PDF of R.E. 2019 PDF of R.E. 2019
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Tanzania PDF PDF (consulted on 2022-04-29)
Abstract/Citation: The Act was revised in 2019 and includes amendments up to 30th November, 2019.

PART I: Preliminary provisions

PART II: Fundamental rights and protections
Sub-Part A – Child Labour
Sub-Part B – Forced Labour
Sub-Part C - Discrimination
Sub-Part D – Freedom of Association

PART III: Employment standards
Sub-Part A– Preliminary
Sub-Part B – Hours of Work
Sub-Part C - Remuneration
Sub-Part D - Leave
Sub-Part E–Unfair Termination of Employment
Sub-Part F- Other Incidents of Termination

PART IV: Trade unions, employer associations and federations

PART V: Organization rights

PART VI: Collective bargaining

PART VII: Strikes and lockouts

PART VIII: Dispute resolution
Sub-Part A – Mediation
Sub-Part B – Arbitration
Sub-Part C. Adjudication
Sub-Part D – Dispute Procedures in Collective Agreements

PART IX: General provisions

First Schedule - Table of calculation of comparable wage rates
Second Schedule - Repeal of laws
Third Schedule - Savings and transitional provisions

Repeals the following Acts:
- Employment Ordinance (Cap. 366)
- Regulation of Wages and Terms of Employment Ordinance (Cap 300)
- Wages and Salaries (General Revision) Act, 1974 (Act No. 22 of 1974)
- Trade Union Act, 1998 (Act No. 10 of 1998)
- Security of Employment Act (Cap. 574)
- Severance Allowances Act (Cap. 487)
- Industrial Court of Tanzania Act, 1967 (Act No. 41 of 1967)
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