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Title:International labour standards and industrial relations in Tanzania
Author:Phanuel, Marwa Maridadi
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:labour law
international agreements
child labour
Abstract:This article provides a detailed analysis of the international labour standards under the current Tanzanian labour legislation and their impact on industrial relations. Tanzania has ratified all eight fundamental conventions that set international standards on industrial relations with regard to discrimination, child labour, forced labour, the freedom of association, and the right to organize and collective bargaining. The article deals specifically with provisions of the Constitution, various acts and other legislation that serve to enhance compliance with the international labour standards as set by the International Labour Organization (ILO). It traces a short history of the ILO and its main objectives, and delves into the historical development of the international labour standards in Tanzania. It is shown that discrimination in terms of payment of wages still persists as does racial discrimination. Notwithstanding various pro-active measures, the problem of child labour remains rampant. Both the Constitution and labour legislation protect a number of employment rights. Nevertheless, certain provisions in the Employment and Labour Relations Act curtail workers' rights as provided in the ILO conventions. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]