Zimbabwe Collective Bargaining Agreements

A selection of Zimbabwean collective agreements is published here. You can find original texts, read and browse through individual chapters and articles based on the topics you`re interested in. If you click on a collective agreement, a page opens: to the left of the full text, in the right column you will find a summary of the tariff provisions. Zimbabwean unions and employers have contributed to the collection of these CBAs. The publication is developed by the WageIndicator Foundation and the University of Dar es Salaam. Contact us. The law supports the creation of workers` committees in companies where less than 50% of workers are unionized. These committees must be consulted on an enterprise committee with management representatives on employment issues, which must be approved by the Minister of Labour. It is about negotiating workers` immediate concerns, while unions need to focus on longer-term issues, such as wages. Although the Labour Act recognizes the right to collective bargaining, the Labour Amendment Act 2005 gives the Minister of Labour, in Sections 25, 79, 80 and 81, the power to approve, register and publish collective agreements. The law also provides that collective agreements should include measures to combat violence in the workplace. However, the unions saw it as a way to criminalize strikes. Collective bargaining provides for the freedom to negotiate collective agreements on all terms of employment of interest to the parties.

Collective bargaining, however, is not the exclusive preserve of trade unions in the labour law. Workers` committees can also negotiate at the company level. Collective bargaining is negotiated subject to government approval of the collection of collective agreements in Zimbabwe under the Labour Act is negotiated by unions, employers and employers` organizations or registered or certified associations. Compare the articles of Zimbabwe`s collective agreements between sectors, themes and countries.

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