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Zimbabwe (400) > Libertad sindical, negociación colectiva y relaciones laborales (22)

Nombre: Labour Relations (Workers' Committees) (General) Regulations 1985. S.I. 372.
País: Zimbabwe
Tema(s): Libertad sindical, negociación colectiva y relaciones laborales
Tipo de legislación: Reglamento, Decreto, Orden, Ordenanza
Adoptado el: 1985
Entry into force:
Publicado el: Printed separately, 2 p.
ISN: ZWE-1985-R-2269
Bibliografía: Printed separately, 2 p.
Resumen/cita: These Regulations flesh out four sections of the Labour Relations Act 1985 (SL 1985 - Zim. 1), with both substantive and procedural provisions. S.I. 371 sets forth, in accordance with s. 17 of the Act, the circumstances under which an employer may terminate a contract of employment. Where employers believe they have good cause, they may suspend an employee without pay and apply to a labour relations officer to seek termination of the contract. The Regulations further require prior written approval of the Minister, following mandatory consultation with the trade union and employer's organisation involved, to lay-off or retrench an employee or to impose work on a short-time basis. Violations are subject to a fine or imprisonment. In terms of s. 135 of the Act, S.I. 370 limits the amount a private employment agency may legally charge to work-seekers, employers and other clients. The Regulations impose conditions for an agent to make a referral and require record-keeping. S.I. 372, issued under s. 26 of the Act, defines "works council", half of whose members are to be employee representatives who are members of a workers' committee. A workers' committee is to be formed when employees select their representative at their workplace. It must have between 3 and 15 members who are representative of the different sections of the undertaking. The Regulations govern its officers, tenure of office and procedures for meetings. Finally, S.I. 369 regulates proceedings before the Labour Relations Tribunal which was created by s. 141 of the Act.

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