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Title:The promotion of basic employee rights in Tanzania
Author:Mashamba, ClementISNI
Periodical:African Human Rights Law Journal
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:social and economic rights
Abstract:This article examines the judicial protection of the right to work and workers' rights in Tanzania. First, it traces the historical basis of the struggle for the promotion and protection of workers' rights by looking at the early struggle in this regard, championed by early trade unions. It also discusses the implications of the partnership between trade union leaders and politicians for the development of a vibrant trade union movement that would assist in the promotion of workers' rights. In the main, the article examines the effect of ruling party supremacy on the legislation and the practice of labour rights in Tanzania. It further examines the recent economic libralization and its impact on the promotion and protection of the right to work. In conclusion, the article reviews a number of cases where the courts in Tanzania protected the right to work positively. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]