Zimbabwe Collective Bargaining Agreements

October 18th, 2021

by Andrew Verboncouer

Collective bargaining subject to government approval A selection of Zimbabwe`s collective agreements is published here. You can find the original texts, read them and navigate through the individual chapters and articles, depending on the topics that interest you. If you click on a collective agreement, a page opens: on the left is the full text, in the right column you will find a summary of the provisions of the collective agreement. Trade unions and employers in Zimbabwe have contributed to the collection of these ACAs. The publication is developed by the WageIndicator Foundation and the University of Dar es Salaam. Contact us. They may negotiate collective agreements on any condition of employment of mutual interest to the parties. However, collective bargaining is not the exclusive privilege of trade unions in the Labour Code, but workers` committees can also negotiate at the company level. The law supports the creation of workers` committees in companies where less than 50% of workers are unionized. These committees must work with management representatives to discuss operational issues within a works council, which must be approved by the Minister of Labour. Their job is to negotiate workers` immediate concerns, while unions should focus on longer-term issues such as wages.

Although the Labour Code recognizes the right to collective bargaining, the 2005 Labour Code, in articles 25, 79, 80 and 81, gives the Minister of Labour the power to approve, register and publish collective agreements. The law also stipulates that collective agreements should include measures to combat violence in the workplace. However, this is seen by the unions as a way to criminalize strikes. Collective bargaining provides as follows: The collection of collective agreements in Zimbabwe under the Labour Code is negotiated by registered or certified trade unions, employers and employers` associations or associations. Compare the articles of Zimbabwe`s collective agreements across sectors, issues and countries. .

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