LABOUR LAW

Various laws and case law regulate the relationship between the employer and employee in Tanzania. A complex set of rights and obligations with sources in contract, the common law, custom and practice, legislation, collective bargaining, and unfair labour practice jurisdiction, ensures equity for both parties.

In 2004 the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania finally codified the labour law into two statutes namely the Labour Institutions Act, 2004 and the Employment and Labour Relations Act also of 2004.

 

Just like the laws now being repealed they cover minimum standards relating to the employment conditions (often differentiated by industry, trade, occupation and area). These standards include:

Basic terms and conditions of Employment, e.g. probation, leave pay;

Minimum safety/occupational health requirements;

Provisions for training facilities;

Deviation from certain standards may result in the institution of criminal

proceedings;

Social Security Contributions.

We offer a comprehensive range of professional services to our corporate client base nationwide. The services we provide may be broadly categorized as:

Labour litigation;

Drafting agreements and contracts of employment;

Advice on the labour implications of acquisitions and mergers;

Advice on retrenchment and rationalization;

Advice on alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediations and

arbitration, and the formulation of strategies in respect of strikes, lock-outs

and other forms of industrial action;

Institution of proceedings in the Labor Court;

Advice on unfair labour practices;

Advise on statutorily based employment conditions and minimum standards.