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  1. Malawi - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Industrial Relations Court (Procedure) Rules, 1999 (G.N. No. 16).

    Adoption: 1999 | MWI-1999-M-75417

    Sets out the operating hours of the Registrar of the Court, their duties and procedures related to the filing and treatment of documents. Also contains rules with respect to in court procedures, witnesses, evidence, language of the court court records and costs as well as judgement.

  2. Malawi - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Labour Relations Act, 1996 (No. 16 of 1996) (Cap. 54:01). - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-05-23 | MWI-1996-L-44859

    Part II provides for the freedom of association. No person shall be required to join a trade union or shall be discriminated against for joining one. Trade unions may not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, sex, disability or religion. Part III covers registration of trade unions. Part IV relates to collective bargaining and organizational rights. If employers refuse to enter into collective bargaining, the Minister may establish an industrial council. Part V concerns dispute settlement. Disputes shall be settled in the Industrial Relations Court. Should this fail, parties may engage in a strike or lockout, provided they are not an essential service. Persons engaged in strike or lockout activities in conformity with the Act are immune from civil proceedings. Employers shall not hire replacement labour for striking workers. Part VI establishes a Tripartite Labour Advisory Council; Part VII relates to the Industrial Relations Court.

  3. Malawi - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act (Cap. 6:03) (Act No. 26 of 1967). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1967-11-06 | MWI-1967-L-94721

  4. Malawi - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Trade Unions Act (No. 32 of 1958).

    Adoption: 1958 | Date of entry into force: 1959-03-01 | MWI-1958-L-56997

    Provides for the registration and operation of trade unions, the formation of employees' associations, the regulation of trade disputes, and other related matters.

  5. Malawi - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Trade Disputes (Arbitration and Settlement) Act, No. 20 of 1952.

    Adoption: 1952 | MWI-1952-L-56999

    Provides for the establishment of arbitration tribunals, the making of inquiries in connection with trade disputes, and the settlement of such disputes (including those involving essential services).


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