LABOUR AMENDMENT AMENDMENT BILL, 2021
The Bill will amend the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01]. The amendments are being made to align the Labour Act with section 65 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions ratified by Zimbabwe. In order to align with section 65 of the Constitution, this Bill will expound on the rights to fair and safe labour practices and standards.
The review also seeks to promote ease of doing business principles through streamlining and promoting timely conclusion of processes, particularly the labour dispute settlement and retrenchment processes.
The Bill also takes care of emerging issues in the world of work such as labour broking, violence and harassment at the work place and emerging forms of employment relationships with a view to closing the lacuna in the existing legislation thus entrenching fair labour standards contemplated in section 65 of the Constitution.
The Bill is a product of extensive consultations among representatives of Government, Business and Labour within the auspices of the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF). It therefore represents convergence of competing interests among the tripartite constituents.ergence of competing interests among the