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Tanzania Labour and Employment Law: Theory and Application

2 Day Practical Course

The Programme in Tanzania Labour and Employment Law is designed to provide HR managers, labour relations practitioners and line managers with advanced knowledge and skills specifically related to labour relations management. The course provides you with an opportunity to develop specialist labour law and labour relations know-how, specifically focused for Tanzania.  

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and describe the full scope of Tanzania Labour Law
  • Understand and describe the Labour Relations Environment
  • Understand and implement policies and procedure for the hiring of non-citizens
  • Describe the most important guidelines in Labour Legislation

  • Be able to manage the solving and management of grievances
  • Deal with discipline and dismissals in the workplace
  • Deal with disputes through negotiations
  • Understand and deal with industrial action

Labour law in Tanzanian context is a vast subject given the multiplicity of statutes and procedures In short, the course covers the brief historical development of labour legislation in Tanzania; the content of employment contracts; and the rights, protections, duties of both employers and employees as provided for various legislation in force in the country. Dispute settlement and enforcement of rights accrued under the contract of employment is also covered. Termination of employment contracts and the disciplinary procedures thereto; Industrial Disputes and Resolutions and the Social Security Laws. The course also envisages the aspect of International Labour Standards as set forth by the ILO.


Course Content:

    Introduction to Labour Labour Codes, General Labour and Employment Acts - Tanzania

-          Case Updates Collective and Individual Labour Law

-          Employment and Labour Laws (Amendments) Act, 2015

-          Employment and Labour Relation Act 2004

-          Labour Institutions Act 2004

-          Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Practice) Rules, G.N. No. 42 of 2007.

-          National Employment Policy 2008

-          Non-Citizens (Employment Regulations) Bill, 2014


2.          Introduction to Tanzania Labour Law in the Context of Labour Relations and Employment

-           Overview of the Tanzanian Labour environment

-           Employment of Foreign Citizens

-           Employment contracts and other forms of contracts including employment terms

-           Remuneration

-           Introduction to workforce planning and local content requirements and reporting

-           Termination and dismissal

-           Health and safety in the workplace


3.        Introduction to the Employment of Foreign Citizens -    Non-Citizens (Employment Regulations) Act, 2015, and the Immigration Act No. 7 of 1995

-          Succession Planning procedure and plan submission

-          Training and Development plan submission for local skill transfer

-          Work Permit applications, procedure and supporting documents

-          Application of resident permits

-          Short term work permit applications


4.     Managing Discipline and Dismissals

-      Legal Guidelines

-      Procedural & Substantive fairness –Misconduct

-      Poor work performance

-      Operational requirements


5.   Organisational Rights & Negotiations

-      Introduction to collective bargaining in Tanzania

-      Organisational rights

-      Collective bargaining forums

-      Collective agreements

-      Effective collective bargaining and negotiations

-      Strikes & lock-outs


6.    Dispute resolution in labour relations

-      Disputes of rights / interests


7.     Practical, case study and role playing session



2 Day Training Course: USD 780

Register 3 or more delegates: USD 650

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23 & 24 August 2016
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Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam
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Dr. Wilbert Kapinga, Partner: Mkono Advocates Tanzania
Wilbert Kapinga

“First class, lawyer Wilbert Kapinga is like the father of Tanzanian law”.  Chambers Global 2013

Specialization: Dr. Wilbert Kapinga is specialized in corporate law, finance law, banking, privatization, telecommunications and competition law and has over 10 years experience of transactions and projects in these areas. He is ranked Top Band (4 stars) specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions in the Chambers and Partners: the World's Leading Lawyers 2000 – 2001 and in the Chambers and Partners: The World's Leading Lawyers 2001-2002. Since the 2002 – 2003 Chambers & Partners, he is in Band 1 and still occupies the number 1 position as a leading individual in corporate law. He has been at the centre of advising several local and international banks on loan facilities, bond issuances and other type of securitizations. He has also been involved in a wide range of regulatory matters for petroleum and electric utilities and other facilities built through private finance initiatives.

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